Theresa May Wants Answers About The London Apartment Tower Fire
Theresa May Wants Answers About The London Apartment Tower Fire
18 June, 2017, 10:04
More than 3 million pounds ($3.8 million) have been raised for the victims, and the British government has announced a 5 million-pound ($6.3 million) emergency fund.
The Grenfell Tower housed about 600 people in 120 apartments. At the very least, the survivors of the fire who have lost their homes must be consulted about where they wish to live.
"Sadly we are not expecting to find any more survivors and the operation is now one of recovery rather than rescue", London Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton said.
Khan says he believes their grief was being exacerbated by the lack of information. I don't think I will ever forget them.
Police said although initial report suggested the fire was not lit deliberately, the investigation would continue to examine if any criminal offences had been committed.
The cause of the Grenfell Tower fire is still unclear, but residents have been claiming since 2009 that the building was unsafe. "We kept raising them with the tenant management organization and we kept being told that there was no problem".
At present, it is not clear whether the protest has turned violent, but Kensington Town Hall staff were reportedly led to safety through a side entrance.
It did also highlight fire safety as one of the issues facing its social housing stock, after alarmed residents issued multiple warnings.
The protests are a reflection of the anger in the community following the devastating fire that killed 30 people. British media have reported that contractors installed a cheaper, less flame-resistant type of exterior paneling on the 24-storey tower in a renovation that was completed just past year. It has been reported that the cladding, added to the outside of Grenfell Tower during a recent refurbishment, was not fireproof.
"The police is saying get out, the whole building is burning and we're on the top floor, get out how?" says Rania on video. "People deserve answers, the inquiry will give them".
"The bad news, I'm afraid, is lots of people died in 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. Three are in critical condition.
May will later chair a meeting on how the authorities can help affected communities and victims recover.
London police say 58 people who were in Grenfell Tower are still missing and assumed to be dead.
This included the 30 already confirmed dead, according to Commander Stuart Cundy. The number of victims is expected to grow.
Queen Elizabeth, 91, and her grandson Prince William also visited residents and emergency workers yesterday.
The queen is meeting with volunteers Friday.
May also drew criticism for seeming wooden and reluctant to engage in open debate with political rivals and voters during her election campaign, but local government minister Sajid Javid, responsible for housing policy, defended her on Friday. Dozens more were injured and at least 70 people remain unaccounted for.
The local Grenfell Action Grouphad claimed, before and during a major 10-million-pound refurbishment of Grenfell Tower previous year, that the block constituted a fire risk and residents had warned that access to the site for emergency vehicles was "severely restricted".
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The first fire crews arrived at the scene within minutes, and the London Fire Brigade soon declared it a major incident. Ahlam Said, who made it out of the blaze early-on, was emotional as she spoke to CBS News outside the building.
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