London tower fire: 58 people missing presumed dead, say police

Nisha Parti, a film producer who has been helping organise help for victims of the fire in Kensington, revealed the local council is giving the measly sum to survivors when they are checked in to hotels.

On Saturday, British Prime Minister Theresa May admitted support for families "who needed help or basic information in the initial hours after this appalling disaster was not good enough".

"The council's response will be published online, however I request all of us to stay put until we get a firm response from the council on their commitments". Residents in other blocks with the same exterior cladding as Grenfell Tower were concerned, he wrote.

"The scale of this tragedy is clearly proving too much for the local authority to cope with on their own", Mr Khan said in an open letter to Ms May.

Some residents are reportedly concerned that the real death toll hasn't been revealed for political reasons. Mrs May has announced a fund of about $6.5 million for the victims.

After a turbulent three months which has seen three militant attacks and now the tower blaze, Queen Elizabeth said "it is hard to escape a very sombre national mood", in a message on her official birthday.

"Nothing was done to improve fire-proofing standards, The Telegraph writes, while also citing changes in laws, unsafe cladding, no government reviews, and even missing sprinklers to try and explain the tragedy".

Protesters demand justice after deadly London blaze
The death toll of 58 is likely to rise in coming days. "There is a feeling from the community that they have been treated badly". Search and rescue teams from London Fire Brigade reached the second from top floor inside the Tower on Saturday.

May was jeered on Friday after she visited the affected community.

The tragedy has provoked a huge response from nearby communities.

Hundreds have been left homeless by the blaze, putting more pressure on officials in a city plagued by a chronic housing shortage.

Protesters calling for action Friday over the fire at London's Grenfell Tower stormed Kensington and Chelsea town hall, the center of local government in the area.

Many survivors are sleeping on the floor in community centers and there's still no coordinated distribution of donated food and clothing.

"People raised these concerns, people were expressing issues regarding the safety and unsafe living conditions", says Lancaster West Residents Association chairwoman Olesea Matcovschi. It had a plastic core and was similar to that used by high-rise buildings in France, the United Arab Emirates and Australia which had also suffered fires that spread.

Two neighbouring Tube lines are to be partly suspended into a second day amid safety concerns of debris falling on to the tracks.

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