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Grim search at London blaze site continues as anger mounts

19 June 2017, 03:08 | Lena Norman

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Police Commander Stuart Cundy said Saturday it will take weeks or longer to recover and identify all the dead in the public housing block that was devastated by a fire early Wednesday

Meanwhile, residents and families met with the Prime Minister at No.10 as Theresa May was blasted for her handling of the disaster.

They say their complaints were ignored - and fear it was because the tower housed mainly poor people in a hugely wealthy neighbourhood.

British police say 58 people are missing and presumed to have died in this week's blaze at a west London highrise apartment building.

London police said Saturday that 58 people are assumed dead in the fire, and that the number could rise with many people still missing.

They demanded justice for the victims and claimed Wednesday's fatal blaze was due to negligence, with many citing the cladding that was put on the 1974 concrete tower during a recent refit.

May chaired a government task force on the disaster before meeting survivors.

May has announced a judge-led inquiry into what happened, and on Friday promised £5 million ($6.4 million, 5.7 million euros) for emergency supplies, food and clothing.

May said a full inquiry to the chaotic fire would begin, and said the government would find homes for displaced residents within three weeks. "I absolutely get why they are angry", he said. That is what a prime minister should do and that is what she has done.

One of her closest allies, Damian Green, defended May, saying she was "distraught about what has happened".

"I assured the Prime Minister that all agencies under my control as Mayor support this effort, and will provide any help we can to improve the support of affected residents", Khan said in a statement.

"We're all desperately sad, we're all angry, but of course none of us as angry as those who were directly affected".

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Scotland Yard is leading the criminal investigation into the fire at Grenfell Tower to establish the exact cause of the fire.

There is simmering anger in the multi-ethnic north Kensington area hit by the blaze, and public fury has been directed at senior government figures, including May, who was jeered Friday after she visited the fire community. While failing to answer, she said the focus was now on providing support to the victims.

One banner showed a drawing of May with the words "Shame" and "Disgrace".

Mr Cundy also responded to criticism that the police had been slow in releasing figures about the numbers of people missing and killed in the tragedy.

She stood for a minute's silence at the start of her birthday parade yesterday. The queen said it was "difficult to escape a very somber mood" on what is normally a day of celebration.

"The country has witnessed a succession of awful tragedies".

After a tumultuous week that pitched Britain into its deepest political crisis since the Brexit referendum a year ago, May's future was already uncertain due to her failed gamble on a snap election.

Britain is now likely to go into arduous talks on Monday about its exit from the European Union with a weakened leader who is dependent on Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party to get legislation passed.

Many in the United Kingdom are upset with Prime Minister Theresa May for her response - or lack thereof - to the Grenfell Tower fire.

"Wallowing in the wash of a general election that stripped our prime minister of her authority on the very eve of European Union negotiations, neither common sense nor the evidence suggest she can re-establish public confidence", Parris wrote in the Times.



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