Grief turns to anger in London neighborhood near tower fire

Grief turns to anger in London neighborhood near tower fire

Grief turns to anger in London neighborhood near tower fire

During her visit - which lasted less than an hour - she also spoke to volunteers and community leaders at St Clement's Church.

One man asked Ms Leadsom: "Why are Sadiq Khan and Corbyn coming down here to speak to people and Theresa May is coming here with police, walking around, not meeting no-one, not meeting families?"

British authorities are launching a criminal investigation into the London apartment building fire - as the death toll from the blaze has almost doubled, to 30. "You get a lot of fragmentation of bodies, charring of bones", said Peter Vanezis, a professor of forensic medical sciences at Queen Mary University in London.

Families of the victims and residents of Grenfell said they were furious that the local government had for years ignored their complaints about the building's lack of measures in case of fire and had not adequately attended to survivors of the blaze.

May, criticized in the first few days after the blaze for failing to meet with victims, says the public inquiry looking into the tragedy will report directly to her. "They have been left with nothing - no bank cards, no money, no means of caring for their children or relatives".

A former home secretary, responsible for policing and domestic security, May added: "Everyone affected by this tragedy needs reassurance that the government is there for them at this awful time - and that is what I am determined to provide".

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Hundreds of people marched from Kensington town hall toward the gutted tower on Friday evening, some brandishing Socialist Worker Party placards emblazoned with slogans including "Defy Tory Rule" and "no justice, no peace" and 'the rich, the rich, we've got to get the rich'.

The list includes immediate rehousing of all the victims of Grenfell Tower fire within the borough, immediate release of funds to cover costs of welfare and all losses suffered by the victims, and launching an investigation into the recent refurbishment project of the tower.

"It's really irritating why they prettied up the tower".

The death toll has steadily climbed from 6 to 30. The Metropolitan Police said that this number is likely to rise. At least 24 people are being treated in hospital, 12 of whom are in a critical condition.

Around 800 people gathered outside Prime Minister Theresa May's residence at Downing Street to protest against the United Kingdom government's handling of the disaster, said Joey Ayoub, a journalist and activist who joined others at Number 10.

"If action needs to be taken, we will take it", she said.

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Police said they were using dental records, fingerprints and DNA samples to identify victims, along with features such as tattoos, scars, jewelry, or distinctive clothing.

The protesters barged their way through an automatic door at and sought to gain entry to an upper floor.

The communities secretary, Sajid Javid, attempted to reassure residents and locals from north Kensington and the wider public when he announced on Friday that the interim findings of investigations by fire officers could be ready soon.

"Mr Khan, who himself faced anger from residents on his visit to the site on Thursday, wrote: "[Residents] feel the Government and local council haven't done enough to help them in the aftermath of this horrific incident, or to provide answers to their increasingly urgent questions", he wrote.

Rydon, the lead contractor on the renovation, has said that it complied with all the necessary fire and safety regulations.

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