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So far the firefighters managed to remove 65 people alive from the skyscraper, although several continue to be classified as "disappeared", a reason why authorities predict that the final balance of victims could increase gradually.

The blaze in west London's North Kensington district also injured 74 others, 18 of them critically, and left an unknown number missing.

At a media briefing, she said parts of the building needed structural support to allow a search.

"Questions on the sprinkler system, questions on the fire breaks, questions on why the cladding apparently burnt, questions on building control regulations, questions on the safety".

Corbyn said that "the truth has got to come out and will come out".

But David Collins, former chairman of the Grenfell Tower Residents' Association, said the building's management had failed to listen to residents' calls for improvements on fire safety. Investigations have started but it is too soon to say any more.

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The family said, "he is lucky to be alive" and credited the care he has received and "Matt's fighting spirit and grit". She says that she's been getting calls to her home as a result. "I am sickened by this despicable act", he said.

Construction for the building was completed in 1974 and it underwent a renovation that was completed in May 2016.

Ferrier Point in Forty Acre Lane, is claimed to have an insulated aluminium rainscreen cladding which is allegedly the same type of material used on the exterior of the doomed 24-storey block in west London.

Earlier today, prime minister Theresa May ordered a full public inquiry into the incident.

The fire was initially extinguished shortly after 1am Thursday morning - a full 24 hours after the first alarms were raised - paving the way for tentative searches in Grenfell's worst-affected areas. After announcing the updated death toll of 12 on Wednesday afternoon, Cmdr. "I just said "thank you for being here, it really means a lot so us", he was really emotional".

The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, was confronted by a mob of angry residents demanding answers over the fire when visited the site of the gutted tower on Thursday.

The fire started early in the morning on June 14 and continued throughout most of the day, according to reports.

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Waewta Suparerksanon, 62, told the BBC Thai service that she and four other members of her family escaped from the inferno at about 4am local time. As I have stated many times, I have never experienced anything like this in my career.

Witnesses said they heard screaming from the upper floors as the flames raced up the tower.

In 2009 a fire killed six people in a block in south London.

"We're raising £1,000,000 to help the families of who have been devastated by a fire which has destroyed their homes and taken loved ones", the JustGiving page explains.

St. Clement's Notting Dale, a church near the tower, has turned into an informal center for people searching for friends and family.

Laminated signs bearing the phone number for a missing persons' hotline were tied to a fence, along with a handwritten sign reading, "Breakfast from 0800 (GMT) inside". The church is also serving lunch and dinner to survivors.

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