Relatives Of London Fire Victims Unleash Their Fury Upon Theresa May

Pablo Tucker
June 17, 2017

The Times newspaper quoted a Reynobond salesman as saying that in the United States the panels were banned for buildings taller than 40 feet (12 metres), far lower than the 24-storey Grenfell Tower that was consumed by the roaring blaze.

Since the police are still searching for bodies, the death toll is expected to rise and authorities from the fire services say that it is unlikely they will find any more survivors.

"From a personal perspective, I really hope it isn't", Metropolitan Police commander Stuart Cundy said responding to speculation reported in The Telegraph and other media outlets that the number of dead could exceed 100.

"There is a risk we may not be able to identify everybody".

Police said Friday they had identified the place where the fire started, adding that it was unlikely to have been ignited deliberately, CNN reported.

We entirely support the calling of the public enquiry and will cooperate in whatever way we can with it so that local people have all the answers about what has happened. The other deceased remain inside the building.

"This will be about providing as best as we possibly can answers for those who have been so deeply and tragically affected by the fire at Grenfell Tower".

British Prime Minister Theresa May paid a visit Friday to a refuge center at St. Clements Church, where survivors and the loved ones of victims from this week's fire at Grenfell Tower have congregated.

It came as a second victim of the disaster was named as 24-year-old artist Khadija Saye.

Mr Khan replied: "The bad news, I'm afraid, is lots of people died in the fire".

Theresa May is as "distraught as anyone" about the Grenfell Tower fire, according to the First Secretary of State, Damian Green. "And once it's safe, they are going to go into the building".

Local residents hang a banner over a balcony following the fire which destroyed the Grenfell Tower block, in north Kensington, West London, Britain June 15, 2017.

These were hard conversations with a tight-knit community that is understandably distraught, frustrated and increasingly angry.

Syrian refugee Mohammed Alhajali, 23, was also killed in the fire.

Construction firm Rydon, which carried out the refurbishment, initially said in a statement that the work met "all fire regulations" - the wording was omitted in a later statement.

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