Grenfell Tower fire: Number of people missing feared dead rises above 58

A woman looks at posters of the missing

Experts believe the aluminum composite panels, which contain a plastic insulation material, may have helped spread the flames quickly up the outside of the tower.

The investigations at Grenfell Tower have led police to believe the "number of people missing, but as yet unaccounted for" has risen from 58, the Metropolitan Police said.

The government is carrying out an "urgent inspection" of roughly 2,500 similar tower blocks across the country to assess their safety.

Government staff have been drafted to manage the response to the devastating Grenfell Tower fire after criticism of the Kensington and Chelsea Borough Council.

"We have rigorously tested the cladding that has gone onto our buildings to an extent that it fits and meets all fire safety regulations", he said.

The Executive has now said that the cladding used in Northern Ireland is of a different type.

"I have always said I will be accurate about what I know, so the next figure of those presumed dead and missing will be released tomorrow, Monday 19 June".

Authorities have also faced questions about why the block, built in the 1970s and home to 125 families, was never fitted with a sprinkler system that might have saved lives.

"But being with colleagues from the London fire brigade when I was in there, colleagues from the London ambulance service and other police officers, I think it's fair to say it is incredibly emotional working in there".

Two British ministers have said that exterior cladding used in Grenfell Tower's recent renovation may have been banned under United Kingdom building regulations. The management organization said it was aware of the complaints made by residents, but that it was "too early to speculate what caused the fire and contributed to its spread".

London firefighters are continuing the grim search after a high-rise fire that killed at least 30 people as public anger about the blaze continues to grow.

As part of the inquiry, prominent Labour politician David Lammy said the government and police must seize all documents and records related to the building's renovation to avoid the destruction of incriminating evidence.

The Prime Minister, who "welled up" after hearing harrowing accounts from people caught up in the deadly fire, said there had been "huge frustrations" on the ground as people struggled to find information.

He told ITV: "Occupy it, compulsory purchase it, requisition it - there's a lot of things you can do".

The inferno Wednesday morning at the 24-story Grenfell Tower has led to community anger and protests over the government's response.

'We urge swift action to rehouse the homeless, in consultation with them, rather than send them to cheaper places far from London, ' the London Faiths Forum said in a statement.

His family said in a statement that Alhajali "came to the United Kingdom because he had ambitions and aims for his life and for his family".

British officials say they are helping the Syrian family of the first officially confirmed victim of the London tower blaze — 23-year-old Mohammad Alhajali — to "travel to the U.K.in these terribly sad circumstances".

His family said in a statement that Alhajali "came to the United Kingdom because he had ambitions and aims for his life and for his family".

Other victims have been named by their families.

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