London fire: 58 missing presumed dead

A missing poster for Khadija Saye who friends are searching for along with her mother Mary Mendy following the fire at Grenfell Tower in west London

A missing poster for Khadija Saye who friends are searching for along with her mother Mary Mendy following the fire at Grenfell Tower in west London

The type of plastic-filled exterior cladding implicated in the rapid spread of the deadly London tower fire is permitted in Ontario on buildings under seven storeys. Some said they had never seen a building fire advance so quickly.

The government must work "urgently" to compile a list of properties similar to the 24-story West London apartment block that burned down Wednesday night, and publish the information with the "maximum amount of transparency", Khan wrote in an opinion piece for the Observer. Hands cautioned that officials don't yet have exact details about the renovation that ended just past year. "That 58 would include that 30", he told reporters here. But we may well need help from our close neighbours.

He said all records - including emails, minutes of meetings, correspondence with contractors, safety assessments, specifications and reports - must be kept intact.

"When the truth comes out about this tragedy, we may find that there is blood on the hands of a number of organizations", Lammy said.

Police said Saturday that their investigation would look at the building and its 2016 refurbishment, and vowed to bring prosecutions "if there is evidence".

The response to the fire from the government and local council was "mired in confusion and hesitancy", he added - London should have acted more quickly, and Kensington and Chelsea Council should have sought help immediately.

In an updated press statement on Saturday evening, the council said: "Kensington Town Hall has unfortunately been closed due to yesterday's (Friday) incident", referring to the protest by residents.

"I'm positive because I think it was a real chance for local residents, people affected by this tragedy, to voice their concerns directly to the prime minister so that she could hear them".

Theresa May has said there will be a full public inquiry into the fire.

Ensuring there is tailored bereavement support for the families of those who have lost loved ones, those who have family members still missing or have been affected by the tragedy.

Some families said they had been told they could go back to their homes, only to find their gas and water was not working, and were anxious about the fumes from the fire.

His family said in a statement that Alhajali "came to the United Kingdom because he had ambitions and aims for his life and for his family".

The first is that, even if the regulation had passed, and required existing developers to retrofit sprinklers into older buildings, Grenfell Tower might not have gotten a sprinkler system before the fire occurred.

The tower was home to hundreds of residents living in its flats and while many were able to escape the fire, dozens were taken to hospital in critical condition and some remain missing.

Police say at least 58 people are either confirmed or presumed dead, with the figure likely to rise in coming days.

They made images public to give people an idea of the scale of the challenge they are facing as they now try to identify victims. They say they will also use visual elements like tattoos and scars, in the painstaking process.

Cundy said 16 bodies had so far been recovered from the tower and taken to a mortuary.

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