Theresa May admits initial response to Grenfell Tower was 'not good enough'


Dozens of people are still believed to be inside Grenfell Tower, according to police.

The country will fall silent as the nation remembers all who lost their lived in Wednesday's tragedy as well as thinking about all the survivors who lost their homes in the blaze.

After the fire ravaged the 24-storey block in the early hours of Wednesday, Scotland Yard has said at least 58 have died, or are missing, presumed dead.

British Prime Minister Theresa May, criticized shortly after the blaze for failing to meet with victims, says the public inquiry looking into the tragedy will report directly to her.

When asked why they couldn't get access to it, she said: "Because no one's telling us where it is".

'We have to make sure that money gets to the people who need it right now'. "As Prime Minister, I will be responsible for implementing its findings".

So far 30 people are confirmed dead but police said this weekend that based on reports from the public the number now stood at 58 and that this could rise.

"Within the community, trust in the authorities is falling through the floor and a suspicion of a cover-up is rising", said Lammy, who lost a close friend in the fire.

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In a blog post written previous year, the Grenfell Action Group warned of "dangerous living conditions" in the tower.

Her deputy came to her defence, insisting in a radio interview on Saturday that she is "distraught" by what happened. However, there may be other people who were in there on the night that others were not aware were there.

After hosting some of the families of the victims and community leaders in No 10 yesterday, Mrs May acknowledged the response from authorities had been inadequate.

Meanwhile, Queen Elizabeth II on Saturday led a two-minute silence in the memory of the victims who died in the tragic incident. "This is an absolutely very bad fire that took place", May said.

"Put to the test, the United Kingdom has been resolute in the face of adversity", the queen wrote in her message. They say they will also use visual elements like tattoos, scars and medical implants in the painstaking process. "United in our sadness, we are equally determined, without fear or favor, to support all those rebuilding lives so horribly affected by injury and loss".

Frustration has been mounting in recent days as information about those still missing in the blaze has been scanty and efforts to find temporary housing for the hundreds of now-homeless tower residents have faltered.

Ms Berejiklian said the State Government may consider regulating the use of combustible cladding, as many blame the cladding on the North Kensington tower for the rapid spread of fire.