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London tower fire: Muslims fasting for Ramzaan helped save lives

16 June 2017

"That is why I am ordering a full public inquiry so that we can get to the answers, we can find out exactly what happened".

"We're raising £1,000,000 to help the families of who have been devastated by a fire which has destroyed their homes and taken loved ones", the JustGiving page explains. The photographer lived on the 20th floor of the Tower bloc with her mother, Mary Mendy.

The outside of the 24-story building had a polyethylene core, instead of a more fireproof mineral core, which was installed during the refurbishment.

Speaking within weeks of London's deadliest attack by militants in more than a decade, Cundy said nothing suggested the fire was linked to terrorism.

"These will be matters for the scientists and the find out exactly how the fire started, why it spread so quickly and what could have been done to prevent it", Fitzpatrick told Sky News.

London Fire Brigade chief Dany Cotton said firefighters were not able to access all the apartments because of structural safety concerns and had only searched around half of the building in detail.

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Residents of the huge Grenfell public housing complex, which had 120 apartments that housed as many as 600 people, said their warnings about possible fire risks had been ignored for years.

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May arrives at Grenfield Tower in London, Thursday, June 15, 2017, following a deadly fire in the apartment block.

Meanwhile, 44 households were given emergency accommodation after the blaze ripped through the tower on Wednesday.

There is no way that rich people live in a building without adequate fire safety.

"The cause of the fire is not known at this stage and will be the subject of a thorough investigation", LFB said in a statement.

Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn yesterday suggested Tory austerity and council cuts could be partly to blame for the Grenfell Tower fire disaster.

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Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson faces questions over his decision to slash London's fire service while being the Mayor of London. "The phone was ringing but they didn't reply to us".

Currently, 17 people are known to have died in the blaze, six of whom have been provisionally identified, but the death toll is expected rise significantly.

Families were also concerned about two young Italian architects who were missing.

Investigators probing the Grenfell Tower fire will have to look at which of those recommendations were implemented in the building and which were not, said Jim Fitzpatrick, a former firefighter who now serves in the House of Commons.

Missing people posters have been put up throughout the north London neighborhood of North Kensington. Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has offered free food for survivors at one of his nearby eateries.

Prime Minister Theresa May with emergency workers at the site.

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Hundreds of people have been left homeless by the fire, with many celebrities taking to their social media to urge people to help in any way they can.