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London fire tolls rises to 58 assumed dead

19 June 2017

"People raised these concerns, people were expressing issues regarding the safety and risky living conditions", says Lancaster West Residents Association chairwoman Olesea Matcovschi.

But that figure could change, he said. All the rest are homeless.

The death toll is expected to rise further as rescue workers continue to search for victims - an operation that Metropolitan Police Commander Stuart Cundy described as "extremely challenging".

Mr Cundy said: "The investigation will be exhaustive". He says "my heart goes out to those affected".

The Guardian reports that police released new information on fatalities after the community expressed anger about the lack of transparency in the investigation.

Services on the London Tube railway line that runs above ground close to the tower were suspended yesterday, London Fire Brigade said.

King also said that there are around 4,000 tower blocks in the United Kingdom without automatic fire sprinkler protection systems in place. British officials have ordered a review of other buildings that have had similar renovations.

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Major roads near the stricken building were open Saturday. "How did they allow this tragedy to happen when it could have easily been avoided?"

It comes after the Prime Minister faced anger and pressure over her response to the disaster after she failed to meet victims in the immediate aftermath of the blaze. "This is an absolutely terrible fire that took place", May said.

On Saturday, May met for two hours with 15 survivors and community leaders at her official residence at 10 Downing Street in London.

Armed with signs stamped with "JUSTICE FOR GRENFELL" and "NEVER AGAIN", protesters took to the streets of London on Friday afternoon to call for justice for the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire.

The queen's official birthday is marked in June when the weather is often nicer than in April, the actual month of her birth.

Police do not expect to find any survivors inside the 24-storey concrete tower, which contained 120 apartments.

"What we are doing is putting in place the support that will help them".

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NHS England says the injured are being treated in four London hospitals. Grief over a high-rise tower blaze that killed dozens of p.

Told there was a need for the public to hear her say something had gone badly wrong and the government accepted responsibility, Mrs May said: "Something bad has happened".

Londoners and others have also donated huge amounts of food, water and clothing, and shelter, to survivors. Construction company Rydon made the refurbishment of the block worth Rs 8.7 million pound and was completed in July 2016.

The Government has also announced that a minute's silence will be held for the victims at 11am tomorrow.

He said residents are "angry not simply at the poor response in the days afterwards from the council and the government, but the years of neglect from the council and successive governments". This year, however, it is hard to escape a very sombre national mood.

The government has promised a full public inquiry.

Protesters have entered Kensington Town Hall here, demanding answers from the local council over the Grenfell Tower residential building fire, media reported on Friday.

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