Grenfell Tower: Theresa May Apologises To Victims For 'Failure Of The State'

Bruno Cirelli
Giugno 23, 2017

The men and women at the Chelsea Fire Station had no idea the Grammy-winning singer planned to visit them Monday, at least not until she came knocking on their window.

Protesters who marched in London as Queen Elizabeth II formally opened the new session of Parliament called for justice for the victims of the blaze at Grenfell Tower and warned against any coverup as investigators probe what happened.

A week after a fire ripped through the Grenfell Tower in London and claimed 79 lives and left many more homeless, the United Kingdom government announced a plan to provide housing in a luxury apartment development called Kensington Row for some of those who lost their homes in the fire.

In a statement the GRT told the BBC: "Work is taking place to assess the housing needs of all Grenfell Tower and Grenfell Walk families to identify suitable accommodation in Kensington and Chelsea and neighboring boroughs".

A council spokesperson confirmed: "The style of cladding used on Grenfell Tower has not been used on any council-owned housing blocks in Barking and Dagenham".

Victims of the Grenfell Tower Fire who are now homeless "have been sleeping in their cars and in parks", it has been claimed.

The Prime Minister said the initial support on the ground for households had fallen short "when they needed it most".

The new expert group will include representatives from the social housing and fire sectors and will be chaired by the Welsh Government's chief fire and rescue adviser Des Tidbury. Activists are planning a mass "Day of Rage" demonstration during the state opening of parliament Wednesday, to draw attention to various issues.

London police say that the number of dead or missing in the high-rise apartment building fire is now 79.

Some 50 artists are included on the recording of Simon and Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Water". The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, tennis player Andy Murray and musician Rita Ora all pitched in after the fire, and stars like Louis Tomlinson and Jessie J have recorded a charity single.

Mrs May's remarks came after criticism of the way authorities handled the fire, which ripped through the high rise building in the early hours of Wednesday, June 14.

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