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United Kingdom royals honor London fire victims as anger mounts

United Kingdom royals honor London fire victims as anger mounts”

Some residents had warned months ago that the tower represented a unsafe fire risk.

The government has promised a full public inquiry, but that has done little to a sense of frustration at the lack of information about how the fire moved so quickly to engulf the building.

Up to 600 people lived in 120 apartments in the Grenfell Tower.

He said hundreds of thousands of people living in similar tower blocks throughout Britain will be "frightened, traumatized and very, very worried" until more is known about how the blaze proved so deadly.

The tower, built in 1974 on the low-rent housing estate in North Kensington, sits in a part of west London surrounded by some of the most affluent areas of the capital. "To the people who have lost loved ones, friends, and the homes in which they lived", May said.

More than 1 million pounds was raised via online donations in just over 24 hours to help the displaced residents, the daily said.

Their demands also included a written commitment from the council that all those affected by the fire will be rehoused and relocated within the borough and an immediate release of funds to cover the loss and welfare of the victims.

London Fire Commissioner Danny Cotton said: "Crews wearing breathing apparatus have been working tirelessly in extremely hard conditions to rescue people and to bring this major fire under control". May was jeered after she made a visit to the community Friday. "We weep with you", read another. Fire alarms did not reportedly go off on upper floors after the fire started, with many becoming aware of the blaze only after hearing screams outside.

Metropolitan Police Commander Stuart Cundy refused to comment on speculation that the eventual death toll would reach triple figures, telling reporters, "I really hope it isn't".

On Thursday police also confirmed they had launched a criminal investigation into the matter.

He described criticism of her response to the disaster as "terribly unfair".

A firefighter who climbed to the 15th floor as the Grenfell Tower was ravaged by flames feared the block would collapse like the World Trade Centre.

The housing authority that owns Grenfell Tower chose to embark on a 8.6 million pound refurbishment.

Aluminum composite panels essentially consist of two thin layers of aluminum sandwiched around a lightweight insulating material. Standard versions use plastic such as polyethylene for the core, while more expensive variants use fire-resistant material.

A Tory donor's private equity firm was a big investor in the construction company accused of saving £5,000 with cheaper, more flammable cladding at Grenfell Tower. Is the same type of cladding being used on buildings here? It did not address the exact makeup of the panels.

The Syrian Solidarity Campaign said on its Facebook page that Mohammed Al Haj Ali, a refugee from Syria studying engineering in London, was one of those who had been killed.

The Grenfell Tower was an older building that had its cladding recently refurbished.

Almost 110 families made homeless from the blaze are being housed at hotels in west London.

By Thursday, community centers had been so overwhelmed by food and clothing donations that they started turning away new donations.



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