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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.

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"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".



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