79 now believed to have died in London high-rise fire

This should have been a week for the nation to unite in grief for the dead the bereaved and the relatives of the missing. The fire

This should have been a week for the nation to unite in grief for the dead the bereaved and the relatives of the missing. The fire

"Sadly at this time, there are 58 people who we have been told were in Grenfell Tower on the night that are missing and therefore sadly I have to assume that they are dead", he said.

The Met Police has released images of these "indescribable" conditions, which show the true scale of the blaze that claimed so many lives.

She said Britain remains "resolute in the face of adversity" after the horrendous fire and recent extremist attacks in London and Manchester.

At least 30 people were killed in Wednesday's inferno, which left Grenfell Tower a charred hulk.

"But, frankly, the support on the ground for families who needed help or basic information in the initial hours after this appalling disaster was not good enough".

REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth Police officers stand in front of the The Grenfell Tower block that was destroyed by fire, in north Kensington, West London, Britain June 16, 2017.

He said a police investigation by specialist detectives would "establish the facts to provide, as best we possible, answers for those so deeply and tragically affected by the bad fire at Grenfell Tower".

"I have heard the concerns and I have ordered immediate action across the board to help victims' relatives and the survivors", May said. Many questions also center on the speed at which the fire spread.

Anger over the Grenfell Tower disaster has spilled onto the streets in London, with protesters demanding justice for the victims and voicing their frustration over the handling of the crisis.

Hundreds outside Downing St to protest against Theresa May. Kids and pensioners - practically everyone - using the word "coward".

"Sadly, for many families, they have lost more than one family member", Cundy said. "It might be that some of those are safe and well but for whatever reason have not reached (out) to let us know".

"I think from an educational point of view, it is really important you get back to some form of consistency and normality as much as you can in a period of incredible anguish and tragedy", said Morrison.

Scotland Yard has said the rescue operation by emergency services on the site will take weeks and the death toll is also expected to rise further, though not all victims may be identified due to the nature of the burns.

He said five of the dead had been formally identified, and it would be a slow and painstaking task to identify the others because of the intensity of the fire.

Leeds City Council has also said it is reviewing fire safety at all the 116 multi-storey buildings it manages.

"Today is traditionally a day of celebration", Queen Elizabeth said in a statement.

"We have colleagues in there as we speak, searching for and recovering those that have died".

Cundy added that authorities are investigating whether any crimes had been committed in the fire. "All our warnings fell on deaf ears and we predicted that a catastrophe like this was inevitable", the group said after the fire broke out, according to the Associated Press.

Some Grenfell residents had warned months ago that fire safety issues at the tower left it at risk of a "catastrophic" event.

Grenfell Tower is located in a pocket of social deprivation within the borough of Kensington and Chelsea, one of Britain's wealthiest areas.

The fire forced residents to flee through black smoke down the single stairwell, jump out of windows or even drop their children from the 120-apartment building.

Queen Elizabeth and her grandson Prince William visited a community centre Friday where some of the survivors are being housed, and where volunteers have been inundated with donations of clothes and food.

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