Queen Elizabeth and Prince William Comfort Survivors of the Grenfell Tower Disaster

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He said a police investigation by specialist detectives would "establish the facts to provide, as best we possible, answers for those so deeply and tragically affected by the awful fire at Grenfell Tower".

"Whilst I sincerely hope that our work over the coming days means that we (will be) able to say that less people are confirmed as having died, I also have to consider the sad reality that this may rise", Metropolitan Police Cmdr.

The British police fired a stun gun at a man who reached for a knife as he ran towards officers at one of the gates to the Westminster parliament in central London yesterday, witnesses said. Police had previously put the death toll at 30.

"When the truth comes out about this tragedy, we may find that there is blood on the hands of a number of organizations", Lammy said. She said: "Frankly, the support on the ground for families who needed help or basic information in the initial hours after this appalling disaster was not good enough".

He said: "There are a large number of deliberately kept vacant flats and properties all over London, it's called land banking".

"We need to know what commitment the council is taking to ensure this tragedy is not repeated", he said.

"Nothing was done to improve fire-proofing standards, The Telegraph writes, while also citing changes in laws, risky cladding, no government reviews, and even missing sprinklers to try and explain the tragedy". She met with injured survivors in hospital on Friday.

Aluminum cladding with insulation sandwiched between two panels has been blamed for helping to spread flames in major fires in many parts of the world, including blazes in the Middle East, Europe, Asia and the United States.

May announced a £5 million package to help the victims, and promised to re-house majority in the Kensington and Chelsea borough. "It's because that tower was such an eyesore for these people in very expensive houses just opposite", she said.

"We have colleagues in there as we speak, searching for and recovering those that have died". "As Prime Minister, I will be responsible for implementing its findings".

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"We're all desperately sad, we're all angry, but of course none of us as angry as those who were directly affected. I absolutely get why they're angry", Green said.

The government has promised a full public inquiry, but that has done little to a sense of frustration and anger among residents and neighbours who demand answers for how the blaze spread so quickly and trapped so numerous tower's roughly 600 residents.

Meanwhile, dozens of people erupted into Kensington and Chelsea town hall to protest the lack of response following the fire.

Buckingham Palace released the message, which said it was "difficult to escape a very sombre national mood" after the tragedies.

"The country has witnessed a succession of awful tragedies".

The queen marked her official birthday Saturday by saying Britain remains "resolute in the face of adversity" after the horrendous fire and recent extremist attacks in London and Manchester.

Some Grenfell residents had warned months ago that fire safety issues at the tower left it at risk of a "catastrophic" event.

Ronnie King, the UK's former chief fire officer, told Al Jazeera: "I wouldn't wish to denigrate those who installed the cladding because - whatever the cladding was - it did not have to be fire resistant under the building regulations", said King.

"Wallowing in the wash of a general election that stripped our prime minister of her authority on the very eve of European Union negotiations, neither common sense nor the evidence suggest she can re-establish public confidence", Parris wrote in the Times.

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