Grenfell Tower Fire Victim Count Increases, Police Investigate Possible Crimes

Grenfell Tower Fire Victim Count Increases, Police Investigate Possible Crimes

Grenfell Tower Fire Victim Count Increases, Police Investigate Possible Crimes

"Is that - that's not a real block with people in it.?" one fireman asks. "I really hope it won't, but it may increase", he said.

Cundy said the police investigation into the blaze would look at the building and its refurbishment in 2016 and vowed to prosecute people "if there is evidence".

At least 79 people have been presumed dead in the massive fire that engulfed a 24-storey tower here, the Scotland Yard said today, warning that the toll could climb further in one of the worst fire tragedies in the UK.

Police say the harrowing search for remains had been paused Friday because of safety concerns at the blacked tower but has resumed.

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"I was in there myself and went all the way to the top floor and it is incredibly hard", he said, before pausing as tears welled up in his eyes.

May, criticised for keeping her distance from angry residents during her visit to the charred remains of the apartment building, said on Saturday that the response to the disaster had been "not good enough". One of them told reporters they spoken to the Prime Minister for two and a half hours about their demands and what they expected. She has since announced additional support and a five million-pound relief fund for the rehabilitation of the victims.

"The prime minister is very aware that people want answers promptly and we want to get this going promptly, so that's our intention", the spokesperson said.

Metropolitan Police said family liaison officers have been deployed to support 52 families of residents who died, were injured or were reported missing.

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Cundy said that authorities were continuing to investigate whether any crimes had been committed in the fire. This relies on dental records, fingerprints and DNA when possible and also features like tattoos or scars.

Meanwhile, Queen Elizabeth II struck a mournful tone in an address to mark her official birthday Saturday, remarking not only on the blaze at the high-rise building but also on the recent terrorist attacks in Manchester and London. Hundreds have been left homeless by the blaze, putting more pressure on officials in a city plagued by a chronic housing shortage. On Friday, anger boiled over as people stormed Kensington & Chelsea Town Hall.

Hands cautioned Sunday that investigators still don't know exactly what cladding was used when the building renovation was completed a year ago.

The tragedy has provoked a huge response from nearby communities. More than $3.8 million has been raised for the victims.

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Residents will be given £500 in cash followed by a bank payment for the rest from Monday and the money will come from the £5 million fund announced by Theresa May on Friday.

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