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Grenfell Tower's fire safety standards were praised by council 11 months ago

Grenfell Tower's fire safety standards were praised by council 11 months ago”

"In the wake of (the) Grenfell fire we have to recognise that something has gone badly, badly wrong in this country, that predominantly poor people die in a towering inferno because possibly in the long term (there had been a) lack of public investment", Corbyn told ITV's Peston on Sunday programme.

Rydon said it had met "all required building control, fire regulation and health and safety standards". The social housing block that went up in flames is situated in a working-class enclave of the wealthy London borough of Kensington and Chelsea. They also demanded more information over the full extent of the death toll, which has risen to at least 30. Residents who survived the tower blaze lost everything and have no idea where they are going to live or how they will get back on their feet. Police said 19 injured in the fire remain hospitalized, including 10 who were in critical condition. Police surrounded May as she left a church Friday following the meeting with survivors and protesters shouted "Shame on you!" and "Coward!"

Dozens of police officers held back booing crowds and broke up scuffles as her vehicle drove off from a local church, where she had met survivors, residents and volunteers.

People hold up placards against the Conservative government as they gather in Whitehall, to protest after the fire at Grenfell Tower which engulfed the 24 storey building on Wednesday, in London, Saturday June 17, 2017.

The horrifying fire in West London on Wednesday was bound to have an impact on a country already shaken by three terrorist attacks in three months, a political crisis that has followed the Brexit vote, and the recent general election that not only provided no clear victor but deprived Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party of its political mandate.

The queen said in a statement that she was "profoundly struck by the immediate inclination of people throughout the country to offer comfort and support to those in desperate need".

"United in our sadness, we are equally determined, without fear or favour, to support all those rebuilding lives so horribly affected by injury and loss". They say they will also use visual elements like tattoos and scars, in the painstaking process.

There are questions about why the block was not fitted with sprinklers or a central smoke alarm, and whether a recent refurbishment, including new external cladding, helped fuel the flames. Authorities are trying to determine if any criminal offenses were made by the building's managers, with accounts from residents indicating that it was for years a fire trap. It's an increase from the previous number of 58.

Cundy added that it will take weeks or longer to recover and identify all the dead in the housing block that was devastated.

Services on the London Tube railway line that runs above ground close to the tower were suspended Saturday due to the "short-term risk of some debris falling onto the tracks", London Fire Brigade said.



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