58 people missing and presumed dead after London tower fire
Jun 20 2017 by Desiree Burns
Metropolitan Police Commander Stuart Cundy said five people had been formally identified and the rest were "sadly" missing presumed dead.
May, who has faced criticism of her response to the tragedy, met victims, volunteers and community leaders at Downing Street.
He said there are roughly 2,500 similar apartment towers throughout Britain.
The toll has consistently risen - first from 6 to 12 to 17 to 30 to 58 and now to 79 - since the blaze broke out on Wednesday morning.
The 23-year-old Alhajali is the only victim of the Grenfell Tower fire to be officially named as the hard process of identifying human remains continues.
Opponents said May's handling of the fire had thrust her position further into doubt by showing a failure to feel the public mood and act decisively.
A lawyer for the family told CNN that Trevisan spoke with her parents before she died, telling them: "I am going to heaven".
Queen Elizabeth and her grandson Prince William visited a community centre Friday where some survivors are being housed, with volunteers inundated with donations of clothes and food.
"My understanding is that the cladding that was reported wasn't in accordance with United Kingdom building regulations", Hands told Sky News. Kids and pensioners - practically everyone - using the word "coward". "I do think there will be some change to that number", Cundy said.
"Until we do that, we can not look at anything other than staying with the same advice, which has kept people safe in their buildings".
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He said they had been left feeling "that decisions are taken about their lives and their homes that they are not party to" and that their sense of being ignored was a source of deep frustration.
Cundy added that it will take weeks or longer to recover and identify all the dead in the housing block that was devastated.
He said: "We investigate criminal matters".
"The work to search the building is challenging, but naturally could never be done quickly enough for those now having to live with the uncertainty of knowing where their loved ones are".
The Grenfell Action Group, the tenants' organization, had expressed concerns for years about the testing and maintenance of firefighting equipment and blocked emergency access to the site.
"I've heard stories of heroism, from Christians, from Muslims and from others, looking after their brothers and sisters, their neighbours and doing the job that we expect from this brilliant community because of the fantastic community that is here in this part of London".
Residents affected by the Grenfell Tower atrocity were passionate and angry during a lengthy exchange with Theresa May, according to a bishop who sat with them. "It is a truly terrifying thought but the Grenfell Action Group firmly believe that only a catastrophic event will expose the ineptitude and incompetence of our landlord, the KCTMO".
Flames were seen shooting up the sides of the building and quickly engulfing the entire 24-storey public housing high-rise, killing at least 58 people and leaving countless more missing. They paid their respects before the start of the annual Trooping the Color procession that marks the observance of the queen's birthday. "However, there may be other people who were in there on the night that others were not aware were there", he said.
The 91-year-old monarch said that Britain remains "resolute in the face of adversity" after the horrendous fire and recent extremist attacks in London and Manchester.
We pray to The Almighty to save mankind from this sort of awful fate.