Protests erupt over London fire response

Stay put? Deadly London fire puts scrutiny on high-rise rule

Asked if there were angry exchanges, Tomlin said: "We tried to hold it well as a meeting".

The Sun newspaper on Friday listed 65 people who it said were still missing or feared dead, Reuters reported.

Condoling the incident earlier, Londor Mayor Sadiq Khan said, "The bad news, I'm afraid, is lots of people died in the fire".

Cundy said there may have been other people in the tower who police are not aware of, and that could increase the death toll.

Some footage from inside the tower may be released tomorrow to show the difficulties fire crews are facing, Cundy said at the press conference.

There have been demands for answers as to how the blaze was able to engulf the 24-storey building along with complaints that not enough was being done to provide assistance for those left homeless or information about those still missing.

Inside the sports center, which has become a major hub for the relief effort and a shelter for those displaced in the fire, the queen and prince met volunteers and emergency services.

Later that afternoon, demonstrators stormed the offices of Kensington and Chelsea Council over its handling of the crisis amid concerns that earlier renovation work was linked to the rapid spread of the blaze.

"The prime minister is this morning chairing a cross-government meeting to ensure everything possible is being done to support those affected by the Grenfell tragedy", the spokesman said.

One of her closest allies, Damian Green, defended May on Saturday, adding that a team would go to the area to answer questions from residents.

British authorities are launching a criminal investigation into the London apartment building fire - as the death toll from the blaze has almost doubled, to 30.

London's fire department says that the reason for the subway closure near the high-rise fire disaster is because of a "short-term risk of some debris falling onto the tracks". Former residents of the 120-flat block, housing organisation and faith group representatives formed the Downing Street delegation, and on leaving the meeting with May had little to say. I spoke with people who ran from the fire in only the clothes they were wearing.

"Put to the test, the United Kingdom has been resolute in the face of adversity".

The fire at the 24-story building has led to community anger and protests over the British government's response. More than $3.8 million has been raised for the victims.

Engineering experts and fire safety specialists believe the building's exterior cladding may have quickly fueled the blaze, overwhelming fire protection devices.

"They haven't got easy fire escapes, they've got no sprinklers, it's totally, totally unacceptable in Britain that this is allowed to happen and people lose their lives in this way".



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