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London fire: Tower victims 'may never be identified'

London fire: Tower victims 'may never be identified'”

"We owe that to the families, to the people who have lost loved ones, friends and their homes in which they lived", she said.

Cundy said that because the fire was so powerful there was "a risk that sadly we may not be able to identify everybody".

More than 200 firefighters worked through the night at the public housing block. Thirty were still hospitalized on Thursday, with 15 in critical condition. The death toll is still expected to rise.

Preliminary findings from the Grenfell Tower fire investigators would inform the review, he said. But the shock at its scale turned to anger and recriminations on Thursday.

"It was so preventable, and that's why we're so angry", said Alia Al-Ghabban, a veterinary receptionist who lives on the estate.

They issued a statement which read: "It is a truly terrifying thought but the Grenfell Action Group firmly believe that only a catastrophic event will expose the ineptitude and incompetence of our landlord, the KCTMO".

One of the first victims was identified - Mohammed Alhaj Ali, a 23-year-old Syrian refugee studying in London and hoping to return to help his war-torn country.

Al Haj Ali's brother, Omar, who shared the 14th-floor apartment, described a chaotic rescue effort to the BBC. As flames got nearer, Omar spoke to his brother by phone.

He said: "I was up for the suhoor". "It appears that the external cladding has significantly contributed to the spread of fire at Grenfell Tower".

Prime Minister Theresa May is speaking with survivors of the high-rise fire in which 30 people are confirmed to have died.

"The government has been absolutely clear on this: we need to do whatever is required and that will happen. People deserve answers; the inquiry will give them".

The blaze has led to outrage after repeated alleged oversights in fire safety with residents saying they had warned authorities for years that the flats would be potential death traps if a blaze broke out.

The fire brigade is working with structural engineers to shore up the building so they can safely conduct a "fingertip search" of the entire structure, Ms Cotton [NB Dany Cotton is a WOMAN] said.

"I won't know that until we've gone through the full recovery from Grenfell Tower and we know exactly what we've got and I anticipate that is going to take a considerable period of time".

The many residents I met today are very angry too; their concerns about the building were not responded to and their questions were not answered. Khan replied that firefighters were still searching the building.

The government has also promised that other tower blocks which were also recently refurbished would be assessed.

Javid, who is set to visit a relief centre near the tower block, also said those who have been made homeless should be given "the right quality local temporary accommodation, but I also want to make sure that their permanent accommodation is somewhere local".

A Cabinet minister has admitted that any parent would be anxious about putting their children to bed if they were living in a high-rise building like Grenfell Tower.



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