79 people feared dead in London high-rise fire

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Grief over a high-rise tower blaze that killed dozens of p.

An London Fire Brigade officer inside the Grenfell Tower.

The mayor of London Sadiq Khan has said the Grenfell Tower disaster was a effect of years of neglect by politicians.

"I've heard stories of heroism, from Christians, from Muslims and from others, looking after their brothers and sisters, their neighbours and doing the job that we expect from this brilliant community because of the fantastic community that is here in this part of London".

"We've always been advocates of automatic fire sprinkler protection in tall tower blocks and they work - people don't die in sprinkler buildings", he said.

The fire triggered both sorrow and outrage, as residents described the futility of their earlier attempts to have the building's safety issues addressed, particularly its fire escape plan.

The remains of Grenfell Tower stand in London.

"It can't be acceptable that in London we have luxury buildings and luxury flats left empty as land banking for the future while the homeless and the poor look for somewhere to live".

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Experts believe the exterior cladding, which contained insulation, helped spread the flames quickly along the outside of the tower in the June 14 blaze.

Hands cautioned Sunday that investigators still don't know exactly what cladding was used when the building renovation was completed previous year.

This included the 30 already confirmed dead, according to Commander Stuart Cundy.

Releasing a tranche of footage showing the aftermath of the blaze, Mr Cundy said: "Today, police teams continue their support to families, and make enquiries to cross check the number of those missing".

Police assume that dozens of residents who went missing after Wednesday's fire are dead.

"As recent awful events in London and Manchester have brought to light, Blue Light workers do an extremely challenging job, encountering hard and traumatic situations", he said.

The search and recovery effort is expected to take many weeks.

The meeting is unlikely to quell complaints that May has been slow to reach out to fire survivors, despite her announcement of a $6.4 million emergency fund to help the displaced families.

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She said, in an unprecedented statement, that she had been "profoundly struck by the immediate inclination of people throughout the country to offer comfort and support to those in desperate need".

On Saturday, British Prime Minister Theresa May admitted support for families "who needed help or basic information in the initial hours after this appalling disaster was not good enough".

The National Health Service said that 17 patients were still being treated in hospital, of whom nine remain in critical condition.

Officials are using dental records, fingerprints, DNA samples, tattoos and scars to try and positively identify victims.

"We've worked tirelessly to establish how many people we believe were in Grenfell Tower on the night and at this point in time we are unable to say", he said.

He said the community in north Kensington, west London, was "frustrated and, yes, angry".

"The Prime Minister needs to act immediately to ensure that all evidence is protected so that everyone culpable for what happened at Grenfell Tower is held to account and feels the full force of the law", Lammy said. British officials have ordered a review of other buildings that have had similar renovations. More than 3 million pounds ($3.8 million) have been raised for the victims.

Two neighbouring Tube lines are to be partly suspended into a second day amid safety concerns of debris falling on to the tracks.

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