London fire: 58 presumed dead in Grenfell Tower blaze, say police


London fire: 58 presumed dead in Grenfell Tower blaze, say police

May returned to the neighbourhood the following day to meet with survivors at St.

Two Tube lines have been partly suspended amid safety concerns at Grenfell Tower. The presumed dead includes 30 people authorities previously confirmed perished in the Wednesday morning blaze at the public housing complex.

Families will be provided a named NHS mental health practitioner if they are in need of extra psychological support or if a family liaison officer believes that they are, and obtains their agreement.

"It is hard to escape a very sombre national mood", the queen said in a statement to mark her official birthday - an occasion that typically does not result in any public comments from the monarch.

He said that "it's hard to describe the devastation the fire has caused".

Police said they are using the INTERPOL Disaster Victim Identification Standards to identify the deceased.

Separately, there are now hundreds of people gathered at Downing Street to protest Theresa May and her proposed deal with Northern Ireland's DUP.

Hundreds of people gathered outside Kensington town hall in west London, wanting to know how the tragedy could have happened.

Meanwhile, residents and families met with the Prime Minister at No.10 as Theresa May was blasted for her handling of the disaster. Some shouted "coward" as she left by a side door.

Speaking to media outside the West London building site, Metropolitan Police Commander Stuart Cundy said, "The fire was truly horrific". "It might be that some of those are safe and well but for whatever reason have not reached (out) to let us know. And therefore, sadly, I have to assume that they are dead", he said.

The operation is expected to take weeks to complete.

On Saturday, NHS England said 19 people were being treated in hospital, including 10 in critical care.

One of her closest allies, Damian Green, defended May on Saturday, adding that a team would go to the area to answer questions from residents.

Mr Khan said: "Nowadays, we would not dream of building towers to the standards of the 1970s, but their inhabitants still have to live with that legacy".

Grenfell Tower provided social housing for roughly 600 people. The building was run by Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation (KCTMO) on behalf of Kensington and Chelsea London Borough Council.

Her government is trying to make up ground in reacting to a fire that trapped people in their beds in the early hours of Wednesday, with many unable to escape as the flames raced up the building, cutting off exit routes and forcing some to jump.

Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip have observed a minute of silence to honor the victims of the London high-rise fire. They paid their respects before the start of the annual Trooping the Color procession that marks the observance of the queen's birthday.

May said after the meeting Saturday that there have been "huge frustrations" in the community as people tried to get information.

She said earlier that the national mood is somber but that Britain is resolute in the face of adversity.

"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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