United Kingdom royals honor London fire victims as anger mounts

United Kingdom royals honor London fire victims as anger mounts

Police have said the recovery process could take weeks, and warned some of the bodies may be too burned to be identified.

"It's frustrating, I mean, we're talking about people's lives here".

On the figure of 58, he said: "I really hope it won't, but it may increase", while adding that "it might be that some of those are safe and well", and for some reason, had not yet made themselves known to the police.

The firm behind the work said the project met all required building regulations.

Police have been struggling to come up with an authoritative list of who was in the building when the fire started, making it hard to determine how many had died.

"Grenfell is where they shove all the people who don't have any choice", said a resident as he watched his home burn. He asked anyone who was in the tower and survived to contact police immediately.

A spokeswoman said: "The safety of our residents has always, and will continue to be, a priority for Newport City Homes".

"No service between Edgware Road and Hammersmith due to the recent fire in the Latimer Road area", said a tweet on the account of the Circle Line.

Furious residents heckled Prime Minister May and stormed the local authority headquarters on Friday, demanding justice for the victims of the Grenfell Tower disaster which left at least 30 people dead.

She has promised to set up a public inquiry and pledged STG5 million ($A8.9 million) to help the victims.

May said after the meeting Saturday that there have been "huge frustrations" in the community as people tried to get information.

Prime Minister Theresa May came under criticism for not meeting residents when she visited the disaster site Thursday to talk with emergency service chiefs.

The identification of the victims is proving very hard - which experts attribute to the extreme heat of the fire. This relies on dental records, fingerprints and DNA when possible and also features like tattoos or scars.

Earlier on Saturday, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip observed a moment of silence to honor the victims.

"It is hard to escape a very sombre national mood", she said in a message marking the event.

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

Scuffles broke out near the Kensington and Chelsea town hall offices Friday as demonstrators chanting "We want justice!" surged toward the doors.

Fire safety experts called yesterday for a ban on the use of combustible materials in the construction of high-rise buildings, as contractors confirmed that panelsused to clad Grenfell Tower were the cheaper, more flammable version of two available options. British officials have ordered a review of other buildings that have had similar renovations.

The tragedy has provoked a enormous response from nearby communities that have donated food and shelter to the victim.

She also met with injured survivors in hospital and announced a £5 million ($6.4 million, 5.7 million euro) fund for emergency supplies, food and clothing. Numerous displaced are living in churches and community centres.



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