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79 missing or presumed dead in the Grenfell Tower fire

19 Juin 2017

Members of the emergency services work inside the destroyed Grenfell Tower block in Kensington, west London, on June 17, 2017. Guardian reporter Jamie Grierson has been tweeting the posters of the missing.

Asked if he understood the lives of people who had lived and died in Grenfell Tower, the Tory councillor, his voice faltering at times, said: "I have thought of little else. since Wednesday in the middle of the night when the phone rang, of people absolutely terrified, trapped in a high-rise building".

The government has ordered a judge-led inquiry into Wednesday's disaster, which is under pressure to act quickly.

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.

"Because of people saving money, people are dying!" one man told Leadsom.

Ms Allen said: "Once the people's hope turns to anger they've got a real problem on their hands". "I wanted to show the absolute sorrow and horror of everyone in the House of Commons from the prime minister down".

"We must also prepare people for the bad reality that some people may not be identified due to the intensity of the fire", Commander Cundy added, stating that number of people missing and presumed dead will continue to rise.

On Friday, hundreds of mourners stood arm in arm at a vigil in west London and held a two-minute silence for the victims of the fire.

The cause of Wednesday's blaze is still under investigation, but anger has mounted in the community amid reports that exterior paneling used in an extensive renovation completed a year ago may have been banned by United Kingdom rules.

Public anger is mounting as residents and neighbors demand answers for how the blaze early Wednesday spread so quickly and trapped so numerous tower's 600-odd residents.

London Police have launched an investigation to determine whether any crimes contributed to the blaze.

It was reported that the material used in the covering was Reynobond PE - a more flammable version of two options. "All of our thoughts are with those we couldn't reach in time, as well as those that we did".

Media reports have said about 70 people are expected to have been killed, although police have not confirmed this.

"They responded by saying they would rehouse people "as locally as we can but we may need help from neighbours".

In the fire service for 20 years, he said it was the worst blaze he had ever seen. Protesters are demanding to know why long-standing fire safety concerns raised by a tenants' group about the public housing tower, tucked in the city's ritzy North Kensington neighborhood, had not been addressed.

Families searching for loved ones have blanketed the area near the tower with posters.

"The crews that were ahead of me were upstairs going into floors without water, simply looking around and trying to do their best, kicking in doors and trying to get people out", he said.

The footage comes as it emerges survivors of the tragedy have been given just £10 a day to live off, despite more than £3 million in donations to relief funds. Hana Wahabi said she begged her brother, Abdulaziz Wahabi, to leave but he told her "there was too much smoke".

Columnist and former Conservative lawmaker Matthew Parris said May's response to the fire had shown a lack of judgment, making her unsuitable to be prime minister.

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79 missing or presumed dead in the Grenfell Tower fire