About $4 million raised for London fire victims

Bruno Cirelli
Giugno 19, 2017

According to police, 58 people are missing and presumed dead in the fire, though they say this number could change. The queen was born in April but celebrates in June.

Pressed again on whether she had failed to understand the anger felt by the public, she said: "This was a awful tragedy that took place".

Mr Khan wrote added that the images of the 24-storey building being ravaged by fire "should be forever seared into our nation's collective memory". Before that, Britons had been hit with three terrorist attacks in less than three months, in London and Manchester.

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Saturday met with victims of the Grenfell Tower fire at 10 Downing Street a day after protesters criticised her for visiting and leaving the scene on Thursday without talking to any of those who had lost their homes in the blaze.

Mr O'Donoghue said: "Somebody else said there was a mother in a coma who would wake up to be told that her baby had died in the fire - what was going to happen to her, how was she going to be cared for?"

When May went out to meet with them at St.

Ms May was met with cries of "Shame on you" and "coward" when she returned on Friday.

Engineering experts and fire safety specialists believe the building's exterior cladding may have quickly fueled the blaze, overwhelming fire protection devices.

Angry protesters chanting "We want justice" stormed their way into the Kensington and Chelsea town hall on Friday.

She explained that while monies from the £5 million emergency fund was being allocated to victims for food and clothes, more funding would be available if needed. But in an interview about the fire, May ducked the questions.

The building had been home to a diverse group of residents, many of them from Sudan, Eritrea, and Syria.

Police say the harrowing search for remains had paused Friday because of safety concerns at the blackened tower but has resumed. The first victim to be identified was Mohammed Alhajali, a 23-year-old Syrian refugee.

"Clearly it's quite unprecedented for 16 very ordinary people, who this time last week were walking their dogs or talking to each other in the streets around here and north Kensington, actually to be in 10 Downing Street talking face-to-face with the prime minister", he said. She also says she will receive daily reports from the stricken neighborhood.

Cundy has said that the ongoing operation to recover and identify all victims is a complex process, and some may never be identified.

Neither side immediately released details.

Experts believe the exterior cladding, which contained insulation, helped spread the flames quickly up the outside of the public housing tower early Wednesday morning.

He said he was hopeful the meeting, which lasted almost two hours and was attended by victims, residents, community leaders and volunteers, was the starting point for a process of lasting change. But the meeting is unlikely to quell complaints that the prime minister has been slow to reach out to fire survivors.

Police have appealed to anyone who may have escaped from the building, but has not yet come forward, to make themselves known.

He said: "Little can compare in recent times to a tragedy on this scale - the response from the local authority has simply not been good enough". More than 3 million pounds ($3.8 million) have been raised for the victims, and the British government has announced a 5 million-pound ($6.3 million) emergency fund.

Anger flared in the Kensington community over the weekend - with many protests taking place across the capital - as some accused the authorities of withholding information and responding inadequately.

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