United Kingdom government scrambles to limit fallout from London fire

United Kingdom government scrambles to limit fallout from London fire

Experts believe the new paneling, which contained insulation, helped spread the flames quickly up the outside of the public housing tower.

The cause of Wednesday's blaze is still under investigation, but anger has mounted in the community amid reports that exterior paneling used in an extensive renovation completed previous year may have been banned by United Kingdom rules. He said the figures may still change.

She also defended the fire service's advice for people to stay in their flats during tower block fires, saying that evacuating these blocks for every small fire would cause further injuries and hamper efforts to put out smaller blazes.

Fifty-eight people are missing and presumed dead in the Grenfell Tower disaster, the officer in charge of the investigation has said. "Again, I would urge them if that is you, I don't care the reason, please, please contact us".

The group emphasised the role of the flammable cladding on tower's exterior, claiming it was introduced to "pimp up" the building's appearance so "it wouldn't spoil the image of creeping gentrification".

She said many identifications would probably be done via dental records, predicting that such samples would be more likely found from people who died of smoke inhalation, rather than those killed by the fire itself.

The death toll from the Grenfell Tower fire has risen to 79, police have confirmed this morning.

. He asked anyone who was in the tower and survived to contact police immediately.

Cundy said emergency workers have now reached the top of the building.

"We're all desperately sad", said Green, who was appointed May's deputy in the wake of the general election.

May said after the meeting Saturday that there have been "huge frustrations" in the community as people tried to get information.

Afterwards, she said she had "heard their concerns" and ordered immediate action to help them.

Some 19 patients are still being treated in hospital, of whom 10 are in a critical condition, the National Health Service said.

He added: "Sadly that work leads me to believe that the number of people missing".

He said sophisticated techniques could be used to amplify the DNA, but noted such tests can only identify a person's family, not the individual.

"It is hard to escape a very sombre national mood", Elizabeth said in a message on her official birthday.

In a television interview on Friday, she sidestepped questions over whether she had misread the public mood. Hundreds have been left homeless, putting more pressure on officials in a city plagued by a chronic housing shortage.

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.

Damage is seen to a tower block which was destroyed in a fire disaster, in north Kensington, West London, Britain June 15, 2017.

The tragedy has provoked a big response from nearby communities that have donated food and shelter to the victim. More than 3 million pounds ($3.8 million) have been raised for the victims.

Numerous displaced are living in churches and community centers. There is ample food and water, but very little privacy or proper bedding.