London fire: 58 presumed dead, say police


The meeting lasted more than two hours Saturday but the group did not speak to reporters gathered outside. May returned to the neighbourhood the following day to meet with survivors at St.

The fire forced residents to flee through black smoke down the single stairwell, jump out of windows or even drop their children from the 120-apartment building. It includes 30 deaths that already have been confirmed, and reports of people who are missing and presumed to have been killed. All the rest are homeless.

Mrs May had earlier sidestepped questions over her response to the disaster, after facing criticism of her reaction to the tragedy.

As firefighters keep searching the charred ruins of the Grenfell Tower public housing complex with sniffer dogs and drones, Metropolitan Police commander Stuart Cundy said there was "a risk that, sadly, we may not be able to identify everybody".

Cundy said the search was paused over safety concerns Friday, but has since resumed.

Cundy promised an "exhaustive investigation" into the tragedy and said "my heart goes out to those affected".

Opponents said May's handling of the fire had thrust her position further into doubt by showing a failure to feel the public mood and act decisively.

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So hold on to your hats and enjoy the ride on Sunday, as with the Pakistan cricket team anything and everything is possible. He added that India's performance was analysed after the earlier game and the team will concentrate on what it can do well.

"It is human nature for most of us - if we know there's a fire, start moving and get out", said Robert Solomon of the National Fire Protection Association, a USA -based organization that studies fire safety globally. A new sign was put up, removing that detail.

"The conditions inside Grenfell Tower mean that the search-and-recovery operation to find and recover the victims is extremely challenging".

Major roads near the stricken building were open Saturday. "The bodies have been taken to a morgue, but more bodies remain in the building".

British Prime Minister Theresa met the families of the victims on Saturday and assured them a total compensation of $6.4 million for emergency costs and for finding homes in nearby locations within three weeks, according to Bloomberg.

The British police fired a stun gun at a man who reached for a knife as he ran towards officers at one of the gates to the Westminster parliament in central London yesterday, witnesses said.

Following the meeting, Mrs May released a strongly-worded statement in which she said on-the-ground support for families in the immediate aftermath of the blaze "was not good enough". Spain faces Macedonia on Saturday night in the tournament, which is being played in Poland.

Queen Elizabeth II visited West London to meet with those who were affected by the fire, as did Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn.

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She herself will travel there three days later for a summit on June 22 and 23 with the other 27 European Union national leaders. The event was cancelled in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

The queen and Philip stood silently before the start of the annual Trooping the Color procession that marks the queen's official birthday. The queen was born in April but celebrates in June.

People look at posters of missing persons attached to railings after the fire that gutted Grenfell Tower, a residential tower block in west London on June 14.

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

Fire safety experts believe that cladding put on the building's exterior during a renovation a year ago was less fire retardant, which may have fueled the blaze.

Most major cities with many high-rise buildings have detailed building codes and fire safety rules requiring several layers of protections in tall buildings.

The government has committed £5 million for clothes, food and emergency supplies for the victims.

The inferno Wednesday morning at the 24-story Grenfell Tower has led to community anger and protests over the government's response. They say they will also use visual elements like tattoos and scars, in the painstaking process.

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However, India will remain under pressure as the Pakistan team has a fresh batch of players who have exuberating confidence. But Pakistan could also find a place for Amir by leaving out a spinner in either Shadab Khan or Imad Wasim.

Mr Khan also said an inquiry should be properly resourced so it can get the full truth about the fire as quickly as possible.