Police have released the first images from inside Grenfell Tower

Fire safety experts believe that cladding put on the building's exterior during a renovation previous year was less fire retardant, which may have fueled the blaze.

The cause of Wednesday's blaze is still under investigation, but anger has mounted in the community amid reports that exterior paneling used in an extensive renovation completed previous year may have been banned by United Kingdom rules.

Finance minister Philip Hammond said the inquiry would examine whether the regulations banning certain types of cladding were right and whether they were complied with.

The 1974 concrete building had recently been fitted with new insulation cladding. "We need to find out precisely what cladding was used and how it was attached".

"Clearly it's quite unprecedented for 16 very ordinary people, who this time last week were walking their dogs or talking to each other in the streets around here and north Kensington, actually to be in 10 Downing Street talking face-to-face with the prime minister".

After a turbulent three months which has seen Britain hit 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.

Cundy said police would consider criminal prosecutions if there is evidence of wrongdoing and the police investigation would include scrutiny of the renovation project.

He said all records - including emails, minutes of meetings, correspondence with contractors, safety assessments, specifications and reports - must be kept intact.

Of the building's 120 flats, family liaison officers are working with 52 families to ensure loved ones are told as soon as victims are formerly identified.

On the figure of 58, he said: "I really hope it won't, but it may increase", and "it might be that some of those are safe and well" but for some reason had not yet made themselves known to the police. Anger among residents has been mounting in recent days, as information about the missing has been scant, and efforts to find temporary housing have faltered.

British officials say they are helping the Syrian family of the first officially confirmed victim of the London tower blaze to come to Britain.

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

The 23-year-old Alhajali is the only victim of the Grenfell Tower fire to be officially named as the hard process of identifying human remains continues.

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".

At least 58 people are feared to have died in the fire that engulfed a London tower block this week, police said on Saturday, as Prime Minister Theresa May admitted that the response from the authorities had not been good enough. They say they will also use visual elements like tattoos, scars and medical implants in the painstaking process.

Residents of the destroyed tower said May was far too slow to visit the stricken community, that the building had been unsafe and that officials have failed to give enough information and support to those who have lost relatives and their homes.

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