Grenfell Tower families to receive minimum of £5500 from No 10
Jun 20 2017 by Marjorie Miles
Stuart Cundy said Monday morning, in an update on the huge fire that overtook a 24-story building last week.
No less than 10 complaints regarding fire risks were also reported by residents on the Grenfell Action Group blog, which claims their repeated complaints "fell on deaf ears". They also expressed anger that the prime minister did not meet with survivors or victims of the fire when she initially visited the neighborhood following the tragedy.
"I can't help thinking that poor-quality materials and construction standards may have played a part in this disgusting and unforgivable event", she told The Guardian. "The people are waking up to the right-wing, mainstream media and May just doesn't get the public mood".
On the figure of 58, he said: "I really hope it won´t, but it may increase", while adding that "it might be that some of those are safe and well", and for some reason, had not yet made themselves known to the police.
"Sadly, at this time there are 58 people who we have been told were in the Grenfell Tower on the night that are missing, and therefore sadly, I have to assume that they are dead", he said.
"I am urging any families or individuals who have been affected and who have not come forward, for whatever reason, to please come to the Westway Centre so that we can help".
Sixteen bodies have been taken to the mortuary after flames tore through the 1970s tower block - while 14 others have been recovered from the building.
Despite the high death toll in London, fire experts say "stay put" is still the best advice - as long as the building has proper fire-suppression protections, such as multiple stairwells, sprinkler systems, fireproof doors and flame-resistant construction materials, some of which were lacking in the London blaze.
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Even if a trade agreement has been sealed, it could be introduced gradually during an "implementation phase" after Brexit . He said he views the talks with "informed optimism".
Her Majesty said she was "profoundly struck" by people's willingness to "offer comfort and support" to victims of the fire in west London and three recent terror attacks on United Kingdom soil.
But they also claimed in 2005, the emergency lighting system in the staircase at Grenfell Tower was found to be "in a unsafe state of disrepair" after the estate management's board received leaked information.
But public anger has been swelling, with furious residents heckling May and storming the local authority headquarters Friday.
British Prime Minister Theresa May has issued a statement on the Grenfell fire, admitting "support on the ground for families who needed help or basic information in the initial hours after this appalling disaster was not good enough".
A solemn Queen Elizabeth II marked a minute of silence for victims of the London high-rise inferno at the start of a procession Saturday to mark her official birthday. The long-term consequences need to be addressed now, they said.