Death toll from London tower block blaze rises to 17


All the rest are homeless.

May said after the meeting Saturday that there have been "huge frustrations" in the community as people tried to get information. I spoke with people who ran from the fire in only the clothes they were wearing.

Releasing a tranche of footage showing the aftermath of the blaze, Mr Cundy said: "Today, police teams continue their support to families, and make enquiries to cross check the number of those missing".

Police have said the recovery process could take weeks, and warned some of the bodies may be too burned to be identified.

Residents had raised concerns about the fire safety of the building prior to the blaze. Emergency workers have reached the top of the 24-story tower.

The local Grenfell Action Group had claimed, before and during a major 10-million-pound refurbishment of Grenfell Tower a year ago, that the block constituted a fire risk and residents had warned that access to the site for emergency vehicles was "severely restricted". A new sign was put up, removing that detail.

A woman places a candle amongst floral tributes close to Grenfell Tower on Saturday.

The Grenfell Tower erupted into flames Wednesday in a deadly blaze that left 24 people still hospitalized - 12 of them in critical condition.

Damian Magee and other crew members from Whitechapel Fire Station's Red Watch were among the first firefighters dispatched in the early hours of Wednesday, as the emergency services were flooded with calls.

Major roads near the stricken building were open Saturday.

Police were called to the building and formed a barrier to control the situation.

The Prime Minister came under fire as she visited victims of the tragedy and was heckled as she left.

Protesters walk down Ladbroke Grove in west London.

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"We are not stupid, we're aware people are dead".

May is chairing a government task force on the fire and a spokesman says that she will meet afterward with "a group of residents, victims, volunteers and community leaders" at No. 10 Downing Street. Bellerin, a defender, also plays for London club Arsenal.

He said: "We must have had the most horrendous night of dead lives. And therefore, sadly, I have to assume that they are dead", he said.

NHS England says the injured are being treated in four London hospitals.

Following reports thousands of Australian buildings are clad in material like that used on the 120-apartment block in west London, the State Government is putting the finishing touches on new fire-proof housing measures.

National media in London reported extensively Friday that it would have cost just 5,000 pounds (6,400 US dollars) extra for a cladding material with better fire protection qualities.

The investigations at Grenfell Tower have led police to believe the "number of people missing, but as yet unaccounted for" has risen from 58, the Metropolitan Police said.

The London Evening Standard reported that hundreds of activists marched to the town hall and gathered outside the building on Friday chanting: "We want justice".

Residents will be given £500 in cash followed by a bank payment for the rest from Monday and will come from the £5 million fund announced by Theresa May on Friday.

"We must also prepare people for the awful reality that some people may not be identified due to the intensity of the fire".

The 91-year-old monarch said that Britain remains "resolute in the face of adversity" after the horrendous fire and recent extremist attacks in London and Manchester.

The specialist bereavement support for families will be provided by the NHS, Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Health, said.

A crowd of furious protesters stormed Kensington town hall demanding answers from the local authority before marching to the base of the tower.