Police Commander Stuart Cundy said that the confirmed death toll stood at 17 early Thursday, but added that "we believe this number will sadly increase", adding that it would be "too distressing" to guess at the likely eventual number.
"Furthermore it will probably be some time before all victims are located due to the sheer difficulty of fire fighters working in a building which is unsafe and will require a meticulous search of the debris".
"Right now, people want answers and it's absolutely right and that's why I am today ordering a full public inquiry into this disaster", said May, who visited the scene on Thursday to meet members of the emergency services. "And he is a professional fire officer", Cotton told Sky News. But the focus has turned to renovations completed previous year that added decorative touches to the building. As I have stated many times, I have never experienced anything like this in my career. "We owe that to the families, to the people who have lost loved ones, friends, and the homes in which they lived".
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She wondered why Sessions fired Comey when the AG had already recused himself from the Russian Federation investigation. Investigators have also been looking for any evidence of possible financial crimes among Trump associates.
Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn separately visited north Kensington on Thursday morning in the wake of the fire.
London Police said an investigation had been launched to determine whether the blaze involved any crimes and Prime Minister Theresa May announced a public inquiry, a type of probe that's used to investigate issues of major public concern.
Survivors spent the night at emergency shelters, as charities and local support groups were flooded with donations of clothes and bedding from shocked Londoners.
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He said one of the key measures would aim at preventing the incitement of "hate and terrorism" on the internet. Article 50 allows for two years of talks to decide an European Union member state's separation terms.
The government department in charge of regulating building work - the Department for Communities and Local Government - did not respond to Reuters' questions, including whether such fire barriers were required by law.
So much food, clothing, shoes and other items have been coming in that the centers, churches and mosques have had to start turning away new donations.
The partial collapse of Ronan Point Tower in east London in 1968 led to an overhaul of building regulations.
The search and rescue operation continued amid rising outrage over reports that the company which managed the block for the local Conservative-run council had ignored warnings from residents about the building's safety.
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On the interest rate decision, it was Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari who once again dissented, preferring no change. However, with the economy in the USA much more improved at this time, it does not need as much monetary help from the Fed.
Firefighters are still looking for people through the charred high-rise.
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