Dead, missing toll in London fire rises to 79, police say

Metropolitan Police commander Stuart Cundy responded to speculation that the number of tower dead could exceed 100 by saying: "From a personal perspective, I really hope it isn't".

He said only five people had been formally identified so far by police.

"The reason we had to pause the search and recovery yesterday was for the safety of our staff". He says "my heart goes out to those affected".

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"Afterwards, she will meet a group of residents, victims, volunteers and community leaders in Number 10".

Afzal said prosecutors and police would consider the criminal culpability of those responsible for the management and maintenance of the block of flats, and those responsible for the building materials, such as the exterior cladding and for the building work. The 24-story tower that once housed up to 600 people in 120 apartments is now a charred ruin. Grief over a London high-rise tower fire that killed dozens turned to outrage Friday amid reports that the materials used in a r. The local authority, which owns the tower block where families rented their homes, says it is doing all it can to support the victims and to help the relief operation.

Major roads near the stricken building were open Saturday.

"A lot of public out there are very unhappy and very uneasy today and tonight".

Around 800 people gathered outside Prime Minister Theresa May's residence at Downing Street to protest against the United Kingdom government's handling of the disaster, said Joey Ayoub, a journalist and activist who joined others at Number 10.

The announcement by a spokesman comes a day after May was heckled during a visit to the west London neighborhood where Wednesday's inferno took place.

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More than £3 million has been raised for the victims of the fire, while Downing Street has pledged a £5 million fund for emergency supplies, food and clothing for victims amid concerns the death toll will rise, with more than 70 people in total still believed to be unaccounted for. There has been growing public anger at the government's initial response to the disaster's aftermath and reports that external paneling put up during a recent renovation contributed to the flames' rapid spread.

Theresa May was jeered by an angry crowd last night as she hurried under heavy police guard from a meeting with survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire. Hundreds of others have been left homeless and dozens are missing.

On the same morning Cundy delivered his update on the fire, a moment of silence was observed in honor of those it has affected.

"We demanded that the council makes a written commitment on immediate rehousing for the victims of Grenfell Tower and for them to be rehoused in the borough", Mr Almansur said.

Some 19 patients are still being treated in hospital, of whom 10 are in a critical condition, the National Health Service said Saturday.

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.

But accusations of a slow official response have heaped pressure on the premier, whose Conservative government remains in limbo after losing its parliamentary majority in last week's election. Insulating materials of the type blamed for the spread of the Grenfell fire are made here and are widely used.

The tragedy has provoked a very big response from nearby communities that have donated food and shelter to the victims. He also spoke of his anger that so many people have lost their lives in a tower block where the fire precautions proved inadequate.

The tragedy cast a pall on the Trooping the Color festivities that mark the official birthday of Queen Elizabeth II.

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