British police release footage showing devastation inside London's Grenfell tower

A woman lays flowers in tribute to the victims of the fire.

Police Commander Stuart Cundy says police will seek criminal prosecutions if the evidence warrants.

It includes 30 deaths that already have been confirmed, and reports of people who are missing and presumed to have been killed.

The recovery operation at the burnt-out block of flats, which was briefly stalled due to safety reasons, has resumed and could take weeks, he said.

"At No 10 yesterday, the Prime Minister assured the group that from now on residents would be consulted on a coordinated relief effort".

Cundy said police will investigate the tower's refurbishment project, which experts believe may have left the building in the north Kensington area more vulnerable to a catastrophic blaze. "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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"It is hard to escape a very somber national mood", the queen said in a statement to mark her official birthday - an occasion that typically does not result in any public comments from the monarch. Britain's Press Association says around 70 people are missing.

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

But Mark Cripps, a spokesman for Municipal Affairs Minister Bill Mauro, said the Ontario Building Code also stipulates that if "combustible cladding" is used on a building over three storeys, the structure must be equipped with automatic sprinkler protection. "(But there was) nothing, they weren't collating these numbers".

As NPR's Merrit Kennedy reported, the Grenfell Tower fire has aroused the ire of those who feel it was caused by corporate malfeasance and who feel Prime Minister Theresa May's government is not doing enough to respond.

The British Metropolitan Police on Sunday released new images from inside the Grenfell Tower, which was gutted in a massive fire last week.

May herself had come in for a barrage of criticism for failing to visit residents and her response to the disaster.

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First Secretary of State Damian Green has defended the prime minister, saying she was as "distraught as we all are".

The meeting is unlikely to quell complaints that May has been slow to reach out to fire survivors, despite her announcement of a $6.4 million emergency fund to help the displaced families.

Writing in the Observer newspaper, Khan says it may well be the "defining outcome of this tragedy that the worst mistakes" of that era become a thing of the past.

Residents say they were ignored and want the government to take responsibility.

He added: "They do not believe they are capable of managing the response".

West London film producer Nisha Parti, who has been helping victims, said the cash is being given to those checking into hotels in the wake of Wednesday's horrific blaze. "Unfortunately they were not listened".

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That's what residents of London's 24-story Grenfell Tower had been told to do, but the strategy failed early Wednesday when flames that began on a lower floor spread shockingly fast and quickly engulfed the entire building. A Grenfell resident who was certain this was an issue of vested interests said "they don't want us here" and said that in his life no such incident had taken place before the regeneration authorities made a year ago "to make the block better".

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