Banned building materials suspected in London's deadly Grenfell Tower fire: UK government

Banned building materials suspected in London's deadly Grenfell Tower fire: UK government

Banned building materials suspected in London's deadly Grenfell Tower fire: UK government

Queen Elizabeth II and her grandson Prince William visited a community centre where some of the survivors are being housed, as anger grows among local residents about allegations that fire safety concerns were ignored for years. The venue had been a focal point for efforts to support those affected by the fire which engulfed the apartment tower in a matter of minutes.

Emergency service workers probe the remains of Grenfell Tower in London on Saturday.

Speaking as he left the church with his wife Saadiya, Khan said: "I've spent time with the local community, not just the Christian congregation, but members of all faiths here at the church, grieving, sharing their stories".

Meanwhile, UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, visited victims of the Grenfell Tower blaze in a west London hospital on Friday, after being criticized for failing to meet residents of the block earlier. "I said 'why you didn't come - they brought us outside, I thought you are with us.' He said 'no one brought me outside.' He said, 'why you left me?'"

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Writing in the Observer, Mr Khan said it may well be the "defining outcome of this tragedy that the worst mistakes" of that era become a thing of the past. But his brother, who he thought was right behind him, didn't make it out.

At least 58 people may have died in the massive fire that engulfed a 24-storey residential tower housing over 100 families in west London, police said today, warning that the number "may increase".

Scuffles broke out near the Kensington and Chelsea town hall offices Friday as demonstrators chanting "We want justice!" surged toward the doors.

Khan described the fire as a "preventable accident that didn't need to happen", adding that the "tragedy we're seeing is a outcome of the mistakes and neglect from politicians from the council and from the government". "People have lost their lives, people have had their homes destroyed, they have fled for their lives with absolutely nothing".

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Metropolitan Police Commander Stuart Cundy warned that the death toll could rise further as he formally identified a first victim as 23-year-old Syrian refugee Mohammad Alhajali.

Javid said inspections of similar buildings had been ordered, with particular attention to the modern cladding used to beautify and add an insulation layer to ageing concrete and steel structures. "We were seeking a change to the building regulations for that very objective", he added.

'Let's get the technical advice properly evaluated by a public inquiry and then let's decide how to go forward'.

The recovery operation at the burnt-out block of flats has resumed and could take weeks, Cundy explained and May said she expected to announce the name of the judge for a public inquiry within the next few days.

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It came after she met victims of the blaze at Downing Street, amid criticism she had not seen them in the immediate wake of the disaster.

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