10 still in critical condition after London fire

10 still in critical condition after London fire

10 still in critical condition after London fire

Ms May says she "spoke with people who ran from the fire in only the clothes they were wearing".

Survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire are being given just £10 to live on by the local council, despite millions of pounds of donations to relief funds, a volunteer has said.

"Sadly I can confirm that the number of people that have died is now 17", London police commander Stuart Cundy told reporters.

Asked if the death toll could exceed 100, Cundy said: "I'd like to hope that it isn't going to be triple figures".

Prime Minister Theresa May's government earlier sought to quell anger over the fire, pledging to support the victims of the blaze after protesters jeered her when she visited local residents.

She returned to the site today, this time meeting victims and residents, but was met with cries of "coward" and "shame on you" as she left under heavy police escort.

The fire has been a major test for Prime Minister Theresa May, whose Conservative Party is clinging to power after losing majority control of Parliament to a Labour surge in a snap election this month.

In a statement issued after the visit, Mrs May said: "Frankly, the support on the ground for families who needed help or basic information in the initial hours after this appalling disaster was not good enough". "We'll get to the bottom of this", she said. Mansur said people were not satisfied with the answers they were being given. "I absolutely get why they're angry".

Rita Ora volunteers to help victims of Grenfell Tower fire
British singer Lily Allen also tweeted that if people needed shelter that they should contact her. I'm literally on the other side of the world and I want them to see our lights and to hear us.

Anger boiled over on Friday as people stormed Kensington & Chelsea Town Hall.

He told the Press Association: "I'm positive because I think it was a real chance for local residents, people affected by this tragedy, to voice their concerns directly to the prime minister so that she could hear them". In a statement to mark the official celebration of her 91st birthday, she said: "It is hard to escape a very soreer national mood" after a "succession of terrific tragedies".

The queen and her husband, Prince Philip, stood silently on the steps of Buckingham Palace before the start of the Trooping the Color that each year marks the queen's official birthday, which is traditionally celebrated in June when the weather is warm.

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

The head of state said a saddened country was showing resolve in the face of adversity and a determination to rebuild wrecked lives.

Such a direct message from the monarch is rare and shows the extent of the turmoil in Britain.

- The British government Sunday scrambled to contain political fallout from the London high-rise inferno that has claimed at least 58 lives as officials focused on building materials that may have spread the fire quickly.

She said she had ordered daily progress reports on housing for those affected, and vowed the public inquiry into the disaster would be "open and transparent".

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