London fire: 58 missing presumed dead


Smoke billows from a fire that has engulfed the 24-storey Grenfell Tower in west London. Grief over a high-rise tower blaze that killed dozens of p.

On Friday angry protesters chanting "We want justice" stormed their way into the Kensington and Chelsea town hall to try to confront the leaders of the local council.

He also said that there was no evidence that the fire was started deliberately. Grief turned to outrage Friday amid reports that materials used in the building's renovation could have fueled the i.

The tower, built in 1974, was home to between 400 and 600 people.

Prime Minister Theresa May ordered a public inquiry into the incident that will establish what happened and who is to blame, although it won't lead to criminal prosecutions. All the rest are homeless.

He said: "Clearly it's quite unprecedented for 16 very ordinary people, who this time last week were walking their dogs or talking to each other in the streets around here and north Kensington, actually to be in 10 Downing Street talking face-to-face with the Prime Minister".

Days after a blaze tore through Grenfell Tower in London, the death toll continues to rise: City police announced Saturday that 58 people "are missing and we assumed likely to have died".

Meanwhile, British media reported that the number of dead could surpass 100.

Transport for London has suspended service in two Underground lines in the western part of the capital amid concerns over the safety of the Grenfell Tower, which was badly damaged in a massive fire.

Mr Cundy said: "The investigation will be exhaustive". He says "my heart goes out to those affected".

Grenfell Tower residents are among Britain's poorest families.

So far 30 people are known to have died in the blaze but that number is expected to rise significantly.

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All Government buildings will mark the silence, at 11am on Monday, and other organisations may also observe it.

Major roads near the stricken building were open Saturday.

It is thought that the Prime Minister has chose to meet victims in hospital on Friday morning in order to pay her respects.

"When you have a fire that takes hold like that, that is literally an inferno". There has been growing public anger at the government's initial response to the disaster's aftermath and reports that external paneling put up during a recent renovation contributed to the flames' rapid spread.

She added: "The response of the emergency services, NHS and the community has been heroic".

But Nick Paget-Brown told BBC Newsnight: "Many residents felt that we needed to get on with the installation of new hot water systems, new boilers and that trying to retrofit more would delay the building and that sprinklers aren't the answer". If Bellerin plays a full 90 minutes, not including added time, he would donate 4,500 pounds (about $5,750) per match.

People write messages on a wall for the victims and in support for those affected by the massive fire in Grenfell Tower, in London, Thursday, June 15, 2017. "Theresa May was here but she didn't speak to any of us".

Of the 58, he said 30 were confirmed dead.

Health officials said 37 people were still in hospital, 17 of them in a critical condition.

Residents affected by the Grenfell Tower atrocity were passionate and angry during a lengthy exchange with the Prime Minister, a bishop who sat with them revealed.

Jonathan Lum, an advertising executive who lives on the 57th floor of a glittering Manhattan tower designed by Frank Gehry, said if a fire breaks out there, he will heed the wisdom of the fire department and stay in his apartment, but partly because he lives in a building constructed in the past decade. They cited a series of unanswered issues including whether the cladding used on the building helped the blaze spread.