Grenfell Tower victims to get £5500 from emergency fund, Theresa May says

Angry protests after London fire

Grenfell Tower victims to get £5500 from emergency fund, Theresa May says

Very early in the morning on Wednesday, a fire erupted in high rise apartment building Grenfell Tower in West London.

The upper floors of Grenfell Tower sustained significant damage, he says, and "the sad reality is that this work will take some time, stretching into many, many weeks". The public is also demanding answers about how the blaze spread so quickly amid reports that the recently-renovated building's exterior paneling fueled the flames.

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

But fury has grown in the local community at what people say is the slow response from authorities to the fire and a failure to inform families and friends about the fate of loved ones.

May was criticised for not speaking to Grenfell Tower residents on her first visit following the blaze.

At least 70 people, including children and entire families, have been reported missing following the fire.

"The scale of this tragedy is clearly proving too much for the local authority to cope with on their own", Khan said in an open letter to Prime Minister Theresa May.

May, who had been criticized for meeting with rescue workers but not with victims, returned to the area where the fire took place, and announced a government fund to pay for emergency supplies, food, clothes, and other costs.

"As we do everything we can to help them, we will make sure they have the counselling and emotional support they need in the hard days, weeks and years ahead".

Twenty-four injured survivors are still being treated, 12 of them in critical care.

Elizabeth said that during recent visits to meet victims she had been struck by the inclination of people to offer comfort and support to those in need.

Police surrounded Ms May as she left the church, where a crowd of angry protesters had gathered, shouting "shame on you!" and "coward!"

Using drones and sniffer dogs, firefighters continued yesterday to search the burned-out hulk that looms over Notting Dale, a low-income community next to the super-affluent Notting Hill neighborhood in west London.

The fire, which started just before 1 a.m. Wednesday, surprised many as they slept and the speed with which it spread shocked fire experts.

The government has promised a full public inquiry.

Reynobond, the US company that supplied materials for the Grenfell Tower renovations, also sells products in North America.

One London member of Parliament has called for corporate manslaughter charges after learning flammable material was used to clad the building during the recent renovation.

The 1974-built concrete tower had recently been fitted with new exterior insulation cladding, which many locals blame for spreading the inferno so quickly.

His family said in a statement that Alhajali "came to the United Kingdom because he had ambitions and aims for his life and for his family".

One was Gloria Trevisan, 26, an Italian architect living in London because her family was having financial difficulties at home in Italy. A blaze at a building in Melbourne, Australia, in 2014 was later directly linked to the type of combustible cladding in place on the structure and triggered an audit of numerous city's high-rises.

May was jeered after she made a visit to the community Friday.

But the identification of the victims appears to be proving very hard, which experts attribute to the extreme heat of the fire.

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