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Theresa May 'distraught' about Grenfell Tower block fire

Theresa May 'distraught' about Grenfell Tower block fire”

Protesters demanding justice after the deadly Grenfell Tower inferno have attempted to storm the upper office floors of Kensington Town Hall. A larger crowd of people remained outside.

"Fury Road" star hails from the United Kingdom capital and has been left devastated by the blaze that erupted in the 24-storey apartment block which has claimed multiple lives and left many other individuals injured. Several dozen police, including mounted officers, were in attendance. The protesters were angered when no one from the council came out to address their concerns, reporters said.

Emergency services are to spend a third day searching for bodies in the burnt-out Grenfell Tower in North Kensington.

British Prime Minister Theresa May visited the scene of the Grenfell Tower fire yesterday, and in what has been a bad week for May, she managed to stumble into another huge row.

As the protests continued, Theresa May met with residents, victims and community leaders who live near the tower block.

Alongside both police and fire investigations into the blaze, she has promised to set up a public inquiry.

May has been criticised from within her own Conservative Party over her response and she pledged on Thursday to hold a public inquiry into the fire at the social housing block.

Hardy wrote on the platform: "As a Londoner and as a human being, it is impossible to be unaffected by the harrowing, unnecessary loss of life, injury, sorrow, and the continuing desperate and disturbing situation facing those that were residents of Grenfell Tower, Latimer Road west London".

The death toll from London's high-rise fire climbed to 30 on Friday, as survivors received a special visit from Queen Elizabeth and Prince William.

"She should have been there with the residents".

'You have to be prepared to receive people's emotions and not be so frightened about people'.

"It is criminal to wrap homes in flammable plastic", read another sign after it emerged that cladding installed on the exterior walls of the tower as part of refurbishment was officially graded as not fire-resistant.

When asked if empty houses would be requisitioned he replied: "We need to look at what is necessary, I'm not convinced that kind of action is necessary because we can find homes that we need here locally through other means".

There has been growing fury on the low-rent estate where residents wanted answers on why the fire was able to spread so rapidly and why complaints about safety had been ignored.

However, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson took to Facebook to attack Labour politicians for "political game playing", defending his record regarding the fire service as mayor of London between 2008-2016.

He said: "What's going to be very important here is what do the fire investigators tell us from their preliminary work and obviously that work has already begun".

"The recovery of victims from inside the building is enormously challenging, but it is our absolute priority above everything else to recover and identify the victims and let the families know", Metropolitan Police Commander Stuart Cundy said.

"Sadly, it is expected that the total will rise and it is not expected that any survivors will be found", he said.

Syndercombe Court said the testing process would likely take months, as officials scour through remains, search for things like comparison DNA and go through a lengthy verification process.



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