London Police Raise Death Toll In Tower Fire To 30

Share

The track in question is above ground and lies a stone's throw away from Grenfell Tower, where at least 30 people died on Wednesday after a fire engulfed the building. She did speak with emergency services.

The anger on the streets of London's North Kensington has been growing since the fire.

"Grenfell is where they shove all the people who don't have any choice", said a resident as he watched his home burn.

A lawyer for the family told CNN that Trevisan spoke with her parents before she died, telling them: "I am going to heaven".

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince William visited an aid distribution site Friday for the tower's residents and met with volunteers. "She just needed to say a few words of comfort".

"Sadly we do not expect there to be any survivors", Cundy said.

But besides the drive to help survivors, the sense of anger was palpable on the streets.

Around a hundred people entered the town hall, and were held back by police and council officials.

According to the Guardian, local residents became frustrated after May swiftly departed after her visit St Clement's church on Friday, leading to cries of "shame on you" and "coward" from a large crowd that had assembled to hear her speak.

In a television interview, she sidestepped questions over whether she had misread the public mood.

Protesters marched to the edge of the police cordon around the tower, shouting "no justice, no peace", where a few young men tried unsuccessfully to break through.

Today it emerged that in 2016 the London Fire Brigade had asked the council to check all tower blocks to make sure self closing systems on fire doors were working, following an arson at Adair Tower in October 2015.

First Secretary of State Damian Green, May's deputy, said the prime minister was "distraught" and shared "the same degree of sympathy and horror" as everyone else. May on Thursday announced a public inquiry while Khan called for an interim report on the fire to be published this summer.

The UK government has promised that all those left homeless by the disaster will be rehoused in the local area.

There are questions about why the block was not fitted with sprinklers or a central smoke alarm, and whether a recent refurbishment, including new external cladding, helped fuel the flames.

British authorities are launching a criminal investigation into the London apartment building fire - as the death toll from the blaze has almost doubled, to 30.

One of the victims was Mohammed Alhajali, a 23-year-old Syrian refugee who came to Britain in 2014 with his brother and was studying civil engineering.

Friends and families of victims, including a furious seven-year-old, asked: "How many children died?" At the moment, police said 16 bodies have been recovered.

Pope Francis sent a message of "heartfelt condolences", in which he invoked God's blessings of "strength and peace" on the local community.

Share