London tower fire: Death toll rises to 30, could climb over 100

Authorities say at least 30 people have died from the blaze, which engulfed the Grenfell Tower early Wednesday morning.

"I thought they took him outside with me".

Ms May, who was criticised a day earlier for not meeting with locals and survivors, visited the area again on Friday to meet with some locals inside a church.

A man in the crowd commented: "What did she bring, what useful things did she bring?"

"We wait to see what action will come from it, but they were reassured that they were listened to".

If that death toll is confirmed, it would make the Grenfell Tower blaze the deadliest in London since the Second World War.

She also said: "I have heard horrifying stories from the fire brigade, from police and from victims themselves who were in that tower, but also from other local residents, some of whom of course have not been able to go back to their homes either".

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London Mayor Sadiq Khan said people were frustrated by the lack of information about the missing and the dead as well as a lack of coordination between support services. Mansur said people were not satisfied with the answers they were being given. The building had been home to a diverse group of residents, many of them from Sudan, Eritrea and Syria.

On Saturday afternoon, hundreds of protesters gathered in Whitehall to call for her resignation.

Queen Elizabeth and her grandson Prince William visited a community center Friday close to where the disaster happened, and spoke to people affected by the tragedy.

One of the organisers has read out a statement outside the town hall, while other protesters were chanting slogans, TV images from Sky News showed. Unfortunately, that number is only expected to rise as officials continue to search for dozens of missing persons.

"We've worked tirelessly to establish how many people we believe were in Grenfell Tower on the night and at this point in time we are unable to say that they are safe or well", he said.

And the government did announce a 5 million-pound (about $6.4 million) fund for Grenfell victims on Friday and said it aims to rehouse people within three weeks. What emerges in the coming weeks and months will be very hard for many people, including politicians and organisations, but we must get to the truth, Mr Khan continued.

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