Published: Mon, June 19, 2017
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

London mayor admits public anger over deadly fire


Authorities in London on Sunday released three photos from inside the charred apartment building, which show in close detail how the fire devastated the 24-story building that once housed 600 people. Grief over a high-rise tower blaze that killed dozens of p.

Using drones and sniffer dogs, firefighters continued to search the burned-out housing block that looms over the low-income community in west London.

A British lawmaker has warned of a possible cover-up over the recent London tower fire, calling on Prime Minister Theresa May to quickly gather all available documents about the incident before they are deliberately "destroyed".

"Until we do that, we can not look at anything other than staying with the same advice, which has kept people safe in their buildings".

May has ordered a public inquiry, to be chaired by a judge, into what is nearly certainly the worst fire in London since the World War II, with expectations the final number of dead will exceed 100.

There are scenes of utter destruction inside Grenfell Tower following a major fire that.

Reports suggest that a renovation project on Grenfell Tower past year intentionally did not include safety devices such as sprinklers and doors created to keep the fire from spreading.

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Metropolitan Police commander Stuart Cundy responded to fears that the number of dead could exceed 100 by saying: "I really hope it isn't".

While Mrs May praised the emergency and health services for their heroism, she said support on the ground for families in the initial hours after the disaster was "not good enough". Clement's Church near Grenfell Tower.

"I spoke to the DPP yesterday and there are prosecutors already in advising the police", said Starmer.

Police say 79 people are now dead or missing after the fire at Grenfell Tower in west London.

"How many of those have been inspected by fire services and local authorities with maximum transparency?" He asked anyone who was in the tower and survived to contact police immediately. He said there are roughly 2,500 similar apartment towers throughout Britain. He expects the operation to last "many, many weeks". May on Thursday announced a public inquiry while Khan called for an interim report on the fire to be published this summer. "Occupy it, compulsory purchase it, requisition it - there's a lot of things you can do", he said.

"What we don't know at this time, and we won't know until the investigation concludes, is why the fire spread in that absolutely unusual and extraordinary way in that building", she said.

Cundy said there may have been other people in the tower that police are not aware of, which would add to the final death toll. They said they would provide an updated figure on Monday.

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The tragedy cast a pall on the Trooping the Color festivities that mark the official birthday of Queen Elizabeth II.

The 23-year-old Alhajali is the only victim of the Grenfell Tower fire to be officially named as the hard process of identifying human remains continues.

The Queen has acknowledged it is "difficult to escape a very sombre national mood" following recent tragedies in Manchester and London while delivering her official birthday message.

May chaired a government task force on the disaster at 10 Downing Street early Saturday before meeting a delegation of residents, victims, volunteers and community leaders at her office.

'It's not true to say there are no councillors around, it's not true to say Kensington and Chelsea council is not evident.

All exterior cladding materials for buildings higher than four storeys must be tested for fire resistance and comply with strict standards. Are there other buildings with that cladding?

Two British ministers say the cladding used in a renovation of Grenfell Tower may have been banned under United Kingdom building regulations.

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The tragedy has provoked a very big response from nearby communities that have donated food and shelter to the victim. Numerous displaced are living in churches and community centres.

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