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Theresa May takes cover from crowds on Grenfell Tower visit

19 June 2017

When pressed on Theresa May's response to the fire, which has been criticised after she did not face the public during visits to the Grenfell site, Mr Green insisted she was as "distraught as anyone".

Theresa May spoke to Dany Cotton, the commissioner of the London Fire Brigade at Grenfell Tower.

At least 70 people, including children and entire families, have been reported missing following the fire.

The report notes: "The cost of sprinklers per block or per flat will compare very favourably with other fire protection methods which might otherwise be required to provide acceptable levels of fire safety for older blocks, especially for blocks such as Lakanal House, which only have a single staircase".

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

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Mrs May announced on Thursday she was ordering a judge-led inquiry to ensure the events at the 24-storey block were "properly investigated". The death toll is expected to rise with dozens still missing.

Earlier, former Conservative cabinet minister Michael Portillo said her meeting with the emergency services was "a good thing" but that she "should have been there with the residents".

She will meet victims, volunteers and community leaders afterwards.

Mayor Khan wrote to May on Friday, saying residents felt increasingly enraged and frustrated by the slow response from the authorities.

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At least 30 people were killed in Wednesday's (NZT) fire and the death toll is expected to rise. The tragedy has provoked a huge response from nearby communities.

"That's one of the most awful things I have ever seen", Prince William said of the tower's blackened shell.

Dr Tomlin said he believed residents left the meeting feeling "reassured that they were listened to".

"This is an absolutely terrible fire that took place".

Some victims of the inferno may never be identified, the Met's commander Stuart Cundy said.

He said: "I thought the way they expressed themselves with a mixture of passion and reason was fantastic, and I hope it's the beginning of a process, not the end of a process, the beginning of a process of real listening between Government, RBKC (the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea council), local residents, that will bring about lasting change".

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Theresa May takes cover from crowds on Grenfell Tower visit