Moment of silence for London fire victims

London Mayor blames ‘frightening’ government neglect for Grenfell Tower disaster

Hannah Mckay Reuters

Metropolitan Police Cmdr. Stuart Cundy on Sunday said the number of people missing and presumed dead has risen from 58 as there are people who possibly lived in the building whose disappearance has not yet been reported.

The commander warned again the numbers may change "for a number of reasons" adding that it's possible that families of some of the victims may not have known they had loved ones in the building at the time of the blaze. Although police did not speculate on the eventual number of fatalities, local community sources say at least 70 from Grenfell Tower are still missing, including entire families.

High-rise tower blocks dating from the 1960s and 1970s could be torn down in the wake of the deadly Grenfell Tower fire, the London mayor has said.

"It's hard to describe the devastation the fire has caused", Candy said.

British outlets said May struggled to offer support or leadership in the wake of the blaze, accusing her of lacking emotional intelligence and calling her "Maybot". "On Saturday, I went in myself and went to the top floor".

Cundy added that authorities are investigating whether any crimes had been committed in the fire.

"There is also a real possibility that there may be people in the building that no-one knows are missing".

More than 250 firefighters tackled the fire at the 24-storey tower block in north Kensington on Wednesday, June 14. Experts believe the new paneling, which contained insulation, helped spread the flames quickly up the outside of the public housing tower.

"Khan went on to call Wednesday's massive Grenfell Tower fire "a preventable accident that didn't need to happen" - and said the tragedy was "a effect of the mistakes and neglect from politicians from the council and from the government". She also said she will receive daily reports from the stricken neighborhood.

"United in our sadness, we are equally determined, without fear or favour, to support all those rebuilding lives so horribly affected by injury and loss". Some of you have even followed through with subscriptions, which is especially gratifying.

"I am now pleased to say that as of this afternoon we are now back in Grenfell tower".

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