London protesters demand answers over fire tragedy

Judith Bessette
Junho 20, 2017

Guardian reporter Jamie Grierson has been tweeting the posters of the missing.

There were about 600 people living in the 24-storey Grenfell Tower when fire swept through most of the building in the early hours of 14 June.

Despite its location in the posh inner-London borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Grenfell Tower was comprised of social housing apartments that housed mostly working-class residents and families - tenants who now say that they had voiced concerns about the building's infrastructure long ago, only to have their fears dismissed by management. "They didn't. They left him".

More than 70 people reportedly remain unaccounted for and the area surrounding the tower has been plastered by distraught relatives with pictures of the missing, from grandparents to young children. Residents who survived the tower blaze lost everything and have no idea where they are going to live or how they will get back on their feet.

She said the disaster was an "unimaginable tragedy for the community, and for our country".

Ms May says the fund aims to "give the victims the immediate support they need to care for themselves and for loved ones". She met injured survivors in hospital yesterday. Some in the crowd shouted "coward" at her, according to the BBC.

Mr Khan has demanded an interim report to be published this summer and for the inquiry to examine whether the block was refurbished safely.

The fire, which started just before 1 a.m. Wednesday, surprised many as they slept and the speed with which it spread shocked fire experts.

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Metropolitan police commander Stuart Cundy said, "We know that at least 30 people who have died".

Aluminum composite panels essentially consist of two thin layers of aluminum sandwiched around a lightweight insulating material. One version of the product [has] a polyethylene core, the other version is around a fire-retardant mineral core. She also pointed out that a cheaper, flammable cladding had been used. It did not address the exact makeup of the panels.

The anger on the streets of London's North Kensington has been growing since the fire. Churches and community centers are providing meals and support, and donations of clothing, toys and household supplies are flooding in.

Queen Elizabeth II, accompanied by grandson Prince William, paid a visit to the Grenfell Tower this morning where the number of missing is estimated to be around 76.

Forensic experts said the fire at Grenfell was so hot it could be compared to a cremation, which is going to make it hard to identify those who lost their lives.

"This was a awful tragedy that took place", she told the BBC.

"We as the police, we investigate criminal offences, I am not sitting here and saying there are criminal offences that have been committed, that's why you do an investigation, to establish it", he said. "Sometimes all that's left is ash".

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