Death toll in London tower block fire rises to 79

Grenfell residents in ‘passionate angry’ exchanges with PM at Downing Street

Grenfell residents in ‘passionate angry’ exchanges with PM at Downing Street

London mayor Sadiq Khan has said that tower blocks in the city built during the 1960s and 1970s could be torn down following the Grenfell Tower fire.

Authorities in London on Sunday released three photos from inside the charred apartment building, which show in close detail how the fire devastated the 24-story building that once housed 600 people.

Many were demanding answers for how the blaze spread so quickly.

The 23-year-old Alhajali is the only victim of the Grenfell Tower fire to be officially named as the hard process of identifying human remains continues.

"If something needs to be done to make buildings safe, it will be done", Philip Hammond, UK finance minister, told the BBC on Sunday. Hands cautioned that officials dont yet have exact details about the renovation that ended just previous year.

"My understanding is the cladding in question, this flammable cladding which is banned in Europe and the U.S., is also banned here", Hammond told the BBC Sunday.

The fire broke out at the 24-storey block, which contained 120 one- and two-bedroom flats, shortly before 1 a.m. on Wednesday.

Labour Party lawmaker David Lammy demanded that the government and police immediately seize all documents relating to Grenfells renovation to prevent the destruction of evidence that could show criminal wrongdoing. "And therefore, sadly, I have to assume that they are dead", he said.

Police Commander Stuart Cundy gave the new figure during a statement outside Scotland Yard, saying it includes both people who were confirmed dead and others who are missing and presumed dead. He has not provided details about the inquiry.

'As London faith representatives, our united minds, hearts and prayers are with everyone in Grenfell Tower and with the families and friends of all those who are impacted.

May has announced a public inquiry into the fire which would be fast-tracked.

He said there was a feeling among people they have been treated badly and not understood by the council because some of them are "poor, some may come from deprived backgrounds, some may be asylum seekers and refugees".

Dundee figureheads address the crowd following the minute's silence for Grenfell Tower victims.

Public anger has been mounting over the British government's handling of the blaze, with Prime Minister Theresa May admitting that the response from authorities had not been good enough. She also said she will receive daily reports from the stricken neighborhood.

Faith leaders also called for "immediate action" to provide counselling and support services to ensure health and wellbeing to all those who are suffering, particularly the children. Counselors are already working with 52 families.

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