Worldwide

People Confirmed Dead in Grenfell Tower Fire With 70 Still Unaccounted For

Prime Minister Theresa May faced cries of "coward" and "shame on you" as she returned to the site of the devastating fire in west London after being criticised for not meeting victims in the wake of the tragedy. On Thursday, May was pictured speaking to emergency workers, but was kept away from the public.

Reaction among Conservatives has ranged from criticism by former lawmakers to defensiveness by those serving in May's Cabinet, adding to questions of whether May can survive politically.

A man in the crowd commented: "What did she bring, what useful things did she bring?" Although the police and fire service expect the number to rise significantly, they are following their usual procedure of only raising it as they confirm deaths. With Brexit talks starting Monday, the premier is still trying to broker a deal with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party that will allow her to get legislation through Parliament.

One of the most shocking aspects to this tragedy is that it is not the first time this has happened.

Corbyn met with members of the public and was pictured hugging tearful relatives of victims near the charred building.

One woman wept, saying it was because the Prime Minister had declined to speak to those waiting outside to speak to her.

"There will be many questions about this whole incident and so you will appreciate that it would not be appropriate for us to comment or for others to speculate on any aspect of fire, or it causes, in advance of these inquiries", managing director Ray Bailey said. "We're all trying to do the best we can".

A speech given on Thursday near the tower by London Mayor Sadiq Khan was interrupted by hecklers, who said that the fire "could have been prevented". For many, the story of the neglected concerns of Grenfell Tower residents is all too familiar. "These were hard conversations with a tight-knit community that is understandably distraught, frustrated and increasingly angry. They feel the government and local council haven't done enough to help them". The London Fire Brigade dispatched more than 200 firefighters, at least 40 fire engines and about 20 ambulance crews in an effort to battle the inferno.

"We also stand ready to respond to any new advice from London Fire Brigade that may emerge from the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower".

He told the MailOnline: 'It clearly didn't meet the London Borough building regulations and if that's the case then someone needs to go to prison.

One of the organisers has read out a statement outside the town hall, while other protesters were chanting slogans, TV images from Sky News showed.

Camden Council said it had a robust fire safety policy and was carrying out extra safety checks on the cladding. The exact cause of the fire is still unknown.

Fire ferociously ripped through Grenfell Tower in Kensington, West London What should you do if someone is missing following the London fire?

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid said work is starting to check on the safety of 4,000 similar buildings across the country.

Newly-appointed Indian-origin housing minister in the Department for Communities and Local Government, Alok Sharma, said, "Every single family will be rehoused in the local area". I've read some of the brilliant ones that you have written this year, so I know that a rainbow of different ideas has stimulated your imaginations'. "There can be no shortcuts to this".



Like this

loading...
loading...

Latest


12 April 2018
New Jersey Looking Towards Sports Betting
New Jersey has demonstrated recently that financial returns from legalising gambling, in particular online gambling can be huge . As of April 2018 New Jersey have spent a massive $7.2M dollars in the fight to legalise sports betting within the state borders.

29 March 2018
Max Polyakov: The Knowledge Economy and its Opportunities for Businesses
Knowledge should be the fundamental aspect of any production process, as well as it should be used in every technological process. Furthermore, the USA accounts for more than a quarter of the world economy (24.8%); the cash equivalent is about 18 trillion USD.

17 June 2017
Woman convicted for telling her boyfriend to kill himself by text
Conrad Roy's father, who has the same name as his son, welcomed the verdict and thanked the judge before bursting into sobs. Moniz said she indicated "that she (could) hear him coughing and she (could) hear the loud noise coming through the motor".

17 June 2017
Harper hits hard home run to propel Nationals over Mets 8-3
In his last start, the right-hander threw 6 2/3 scoreless, making his fourth straight start with 3 runs or less. Collins is the oldest manager in the manager, but not by much - he was born less than three weeks before Baker.

17 June 2017
Nishikori's erratic loss to Murray reflects his French Open
Murray's clash with Wawrinka is a repeat of the 2016 semi-final in Paris , which the Brit won in four sets. Third seed and 2015 champion Stan Wawrinka made the last eight defeating Gael Monfils 7-5, 7-6 (7), 6-2.

17 June 2017
Murray regroups to beat Nishikori
With a sheepish grin, the eighth seed said: "Actually I'm very bad with the memories". "I came in playing garbage". Andy Murray rebounded strongly to beat Kei Nishikori 2-6, 6-1, 7-6, 6-1 in the quarter-finals of Roland Garros .

17 June 2017
French Open results 2017: Men's quarterfinals postponed, Caroline Wozniacki upset
The French Open men's quarterfinals involving Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have been postponed because of rain. Wozniacki next faces either 2010 runner-up Sam Stosur or Jelena Ostapenko for a spot in the semi-finals.

16 June 2017
Quake shakes NW Yellowstone area
The main quake has been followed by several small aftershocks, the highest registering a magnitude of 2.9, hitting around 7:46 pm. Geological Survey says a 3.5 magnitude quake was recorded at 2:35 a.m. about 12 miles west of Perry in Noble County.

16 June 2017
Some Grenfell Tower disaster victims may never be identified, police warn
The chairman of the National Fire Chiefs Council said that such re-cladding work "certainly needs to be re-considered". It can not be right that in the 21st century a fire like this happens.

16 June 2017
Powerful Crusaders to face Lions
We are facing some of the best rugby players in the world, but we have some of the world's best in this team too, so it will be a fantastic clash", he said.