Grenfell Tower fire: Police say 58 people are missing and presumed dead

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London police on Saturday raised to 58 the number of deaths either confirmed or presumed following the horrific inferno that turned the city's Grenfell Tower public housing block into a charred hulk.

Confirming the latest death toll, Metropolitan Police commander Stuart Cundy said the tower remained "in a very hazardous state" but there was "nothing to suggest at this time that the fire was started deliberately".

Fifty-eight people are missing and presumed dead in the Grenfell Tower disaster, the officer in charge of the investigation has said.

He said that feeling of being ignored is a source of much "deep frustration", and told how people have been left feeling "that decisions are taken about their lives and their homes that they are not party to".

He said: "Clearly it's quite unprecedented for 16 very ordinary people, who this time last week were walking their dogs or talking to each other in the streets around here and north Kensington, actually to be in 10 Downing Street talking face-to-face with the Prime Minister".

May was asked repeatedly in an interview on Friday whether she had misread the public mood.

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"I would like to reassure everybody that we will be looking at all criminal offences that might have been committed by any individual or any organisation", said Cdr Cundy.

Mrs May has pledged a £5 million support package for the victims, which included a promise to rehouse them within three weeks. "We're all angry, but of course none of us as angry as those who were directly affected".

Aluminium composite panels are used to add insulation and to make a building more attractive, and consist of two metal panels sandwiching an inner material such as polyethylene, which was reportedly the case at Grenfell Tower.

At a daily briefing with reporters, May's spokeswoman said that on a second visit to the area, during which the prime minister was booed and heckled, May had listened carefully to the experiences of those on the ground.

May said those living in similar high-rises "also want answers" and ordered local authorities to complete urgent safety checks.

One banner showed a drawing of May with the words "Shame" and "Disgrace".

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Queen Elizabeth and her grandson Prince William visited a community centre Friday where some survivors are being housed, with volunteers inundated with donations of clothes and food.

"The fire at Grenfell Tower was an unimaginable tragedy for the community, and for our country".

"Put to the test, the United Kingdom has been resolute in the face of adversity", Elizabeth said.

He insisted the Government had acted on safety recommendations after an earlier fire in London in 2009, but it would wait for the public inquiry's findings before making any changes in regulation. "United in our sadness, we are equally determined, without fear or favour, to support all those rebuilding lives so horribly affected by injury and loss".

Such a direct message from the monarch is rare and indicated the extent of the turmoil in Britain.

Her failure to win a majority in an election she did not need to call had already sparked a tumultuous week and pitched Britain into its deepest political crisis since the Brexit referendum a year ago. The rules vary from place to place, as does advice about when to evacuate, but fire experts say the "shelter-in-place" directive is usually applied to buildings of 15 stories or more.

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"This prime minister is not viable".

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