58 people confirmed or presumed dead from London tower fire

58 people confirmed or presumed dead from London tower fire

The track is above ground and lies a stone's throw away from Grenfell Tower, where at least 30 people died on Wednesday after a fire engulfed the building. He asked anyone who was in the tower and survived to contact police immediately.

Today, Prime Minister Theresa May announced a 5 million pound ($6.4 million) fund to help the families impacted by the fire, and The Associated Press reports that it "includes a guarantee to rehouse people as close as possible to where they previously lived".

"The reason we had to pause the search and recovery yesterday was for the safety of our staff".

A spokesman for the group, right, said a statement will be made. "It should define the leadership of May and she should be forced to resign", he said.

May on Saturday chaired a meeting on the government's response to the fire.

The identification of the victims is proving very hard - which experts attribute to the extreme heat of the fire.

British health authorities also said that 19 patients are still being treated at four London hospitals, ten of whom remain in critical condition.

He said that after speaking to residents, suspicion of a cover-up is rising and Theresa May and investigators must ensure all pertinent documents are protected. A solemn Elizabeth and her husband Prince Philip held a minute of silence for the fire victims at the start of the procession Saturday.

After a turbulent three months which has seen Britain scarred by three deadly Islamist militant attacks and now the tower blaze, Queen Elizabeth said the mood was deeply sombre but that the British people were resolute in the face of adversity.

"It is hard to escape a very sombre national mood", the world's oldest and longest-reigning monarch said in a message on her official birthday.

But she sidestepped questions over whether she had failed to judge the public mood.

Hundreds have been left homeless by the blaze, putting more pressure on officials in a city already plagued by a chronic housing shortage.

She said she has ordered daily progress reports on housing for those affected, and vowed the public inquiry into the disaster will be "open and transparent".

Residents furious over the handling of the Grenfell Tower disaster descended on the local town hall Friday in west London, shouting, "We want justice".

Engineering experts and fire safety specialists believe the building's exterior cladding may have quickly fueled the blaze, overwhelming fire protection devices. Numerous displaced are living in churches and community centers.

Two nearby Underground subway lines were partially shut down Saturday in the fire area to make sure that debris from the tower did not land on the tracks.

In a blog post written past year, the Grenfell Action Group warned of "dangerous living conditions" in the tower. They say their complaints were ignored - and fear it was because the tower was full of poor people in a predominantly wealthy borough.



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