London fire: 79 people feared dead, five victims have been identified

Danny Woods
June 20, 2017

Of the 58, he said 30 were confirmed dead.

"It is human nature for most of us - if we know there's a fire, start moving and get out", said Robert Solomon of the National Fire Protection Association, a USA -based organization that studies fire safety globally.

Residents who met the Prime Minister in Downing Street following the Grenfell Tower fire have criticised estate managers of the building as having been "invisible in the aftermath of the tragedy".

She said many identifications would probably be done via dental records, predicting that such samples would be more likely found from people who died of smoke inhalation, rather than those killed by the fire itself. Clement's Church, also close by, and that it was an honor to stand alongside the community to pray for the fire victims.

He says the search for remains had been paused because of safety concerns but has resumed.

"It has been incredibly emotional working in there".

The fallout from the Grenfell Tower fire disaster continues to feature on numerous front pages. A new sign was put up, removing that detail.

He fought back tears as he told reporters at New Scotland Yard about the scene inside the 24-storey tower.

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. Police have established a security cordon around the building to protect public safety and allow searchers easy access to the wrecked building.

Prime Minister Theresa May's government earlier sought to quell anger over the fire, pledging to support the victims of the blaze after protesters jeered her when she visited local residents. "However, there may be other people who were in there on the night that others were not aware were there", he said.

The government has promised a full public inquiry, but that has done little to ease a sense of frustration at the lack of information about how the fire moved so quickly to engulf the building.

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

A soccer player says that he will donate 50 pounds (more than $60) for each minute he plays at a European youth tournament to the victims of London's high-rise inferno.

The queen's official birthday is marked in June when the weather is often nicer than in April, the actual month of her birth.

British health authorities say they are still treating 19 patients, 10 of whom remain in critical condition after the London high-rise fire.

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.

He also revealed that the death toll from the tragedy has risen to 79.

Londoners and others have also donated huge amounts of food, water and clothing, and shelter, to survivors.

Amid anger in the wake of the disaster, which was described by London Mayor Sadiq Khan as a "preventable accident", the Government announced those left homeless will be given at least £5,500 from an emergency fund.

Many are demanding answers for how the blaze spread so quickly. Still, he said if people were protected by any surrounding furniture or debris, it's possible there might be some viable DNA.

"Let's get the technical advice properly evaluated by a public inquiry and then let's decide how to go forward".

Scuffles broke out near the Kensington and Chelsea town hall offices Friday as demonstrators chanting "We want justice!" surged toward the doors.

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