Death toll from London inferno rises to 58

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But public anger has been swelling, with furious residents heckling May and storming the local authority headquarters on Friday.

Dozens of people remain missing after the fire engulfed the 24-story building early Wednesday, CNN reported.

Commander of the Metropolitan Police Stuart Cundy said in a statement that a recovery operation, which was briefly suspended for security reasons, had been resumed and family liaison officers were dealing with 52 families.

In addition to fire and police investigations into the inferno, May has promised to hold public hearings.

The London police said yesterday that at least 58 people were assumed to have lost their lives in the fire, out of which 30 were confirmed dead and 28 were missing and presumed dead.

Morocco said seven of its nationals were among the dead.

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Mrs May was greeted with cries of "coward" and "shame on you" as she returned to the site of the devastating fire in west London on Friday.

Demonstrators from the Grenfell Tower area had gathered to protest the council's failure to act on warnings over fire safety in the building.

"Frankly, the support on the ground for families who needed help or basic information in the initial hours after this appalling disaster was not good enough", she said.

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Instead, she said: "Something awful has happened".

Mrs May has pledged a £5 million support package for the victims, which included a promise to rehouse them within three weeks.

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"It will look at the building itself".

May said she would be responsible for implementing the inquiry's findings, while the victims' legal costs would be met by the government.

British Prime Minister Theresa May is facing mounting pressure to resign due to her handling of the situation and tensions have been heightened by her failure to meet with victims in the immediate aftermathof the tragedy.

The queen and her husband, Prince Philip, stood silently on the steps of Buckingham Palace before the start of the Trooping the Color that each year marks the queen's official birthday, which is traditionally celebrated in June when the weather is warm. Earlier in the day, the 91-year-old monarch described the country's mood as "somber" but insisted that Britain remained resolute during a hard time.

Accounts of people trapped inside as the blaze destroyed everything around them, shouting for help, throwing children to safety and trying to escape through windows using makeshift ropes from bed sheets tied together left the nation in shock.

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