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Moment of silence for London fire victims

20 Juin 2017

The cops and the rescue department have intensified their search and service dogs have also joined the grim search for bodies in Grenfell Tower which turned into ashes.

In this photo released by the Metropolitan Police on Sunday, June 18, 2017, a firefighter stands outside of the Grenfell Tower after fire engulfed the 24-storey building, in London.

"Sadly at this time there are 58 people who we were told were in Grenfell Tower on the night, who were missing, who I have to assume are dead".

She also said that the public inquiry into the fire would report back to personally.

The tragedy has only added to pressure on May to step down, after her decision to hold a snap election earlier this month ahead of Brexit talks backfired, weakening her party and leaving it unable to govern alone.

One of the burned-out apartments inside London's Grenfell Tower.

Last week, the government had announced that people rendered homeless because of the blaze will be given at least £5,500 from an emergency fund. Some have even referred to it as her Hurricane Katrina moment.

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

Mrs May has been criticised for not going to talk to victims until Friday, with furious locals shouting "coward" and "shame on you" following her visit with survivors at a west London church. But also a community frustrated and yes angry.

"Grenfell Tower itself is 120 flats".

Experts believe the exterior cladding, which contained insulation, helped spread the flames quickly along the outside of the tower in the June 14 blaze.

Meanwhile, dozens of people erupted into Kensington and Chelsea town hall to protest the lack of response following the fire.

The Imam called for better checks of high rise across the country and said he would be sending prayers to those affected. The building had been home to a diverse group of residents, many of them from Sudan, Eritrea and Syria.

The first victim to be formally identified was Mohammed Alhajali, a 23-year-old Syrian refugee, who came to Britain in 2014 with his brother.

Mrs May pledged £5m of support, housing guarantees and help with access to bank accounts and cash.

"We have colleagues in there as we speak, searching for and recovering those that have died".

Moment of silence for London fire victims