United Kingdom royals honor London fire victims as anger mounts
20 June, 2017, 13:55 | Author: Valerie Burke
Fire broke out in the 24-storey Grenfell Tower, a social housing block in Kensington, west London, in the early hours of Wednesday, trapping residents inside as it tore through the building with terrifying speed.
The acknowledgement of the increased death toll will be welcomed by many survivors and families of victims, who have said that it is clear the number of those who perished is far higher than the figure previously given by police.
Some 600 people were living in the tower's 120 apartments.
Police say the harrowing search for remains had been paused Friday because of safety concerns at the blacked tower but has resumed.
Some Grenfell residents had warned months ago fire safety issues at the tower meant that it was at risk of a "catastrophic" event.
She said local people were protesting the salaries of top civil servants, pay packages which Ms Allison said were "disconcerting and troubling".
Queen Elizabeth II said the disaster had cast a sombre pall over Britain, but insisted the country was showing resolve in the face of adversity.
While the blaze has prompted an outpouring of generosity, with many people donating provisions and clothes, it has also unleashed rage at the authorities as the charred tower was cast as a deadly symbol of a deeply divided society.
May sidestepped questions about the length of time between the fire and her visit and focused on supporting the victims.
Despite that outcome, fire experts say "stay put" is still the best advice - as long as the building has proper fire-suppression protections, such as multiple stairwells, sprinkler systems, fireproof doors and flame-resistant construction materials, some of which were lacking in the London blaze. "This year, however, it is hard to escape a very somber national mood".
Hundreds have been left homeless by the blaze, putting more pressure on officials in a city already plagued by a chronic housing shortage.
Alongside both police and fire investigations into the blaze, she has promised to set up a public inquiry.
Angry protesters chanting "We want justice" stormed their way into the Kensington and Chelsea town hall on Friday. British officials have ordered a review of other buildings that have had similar renovations.
Attending a church service near the building to remember victims, London mayor Sadiq Khan admitted the local community was frustrated at the official response to the disaster.
In a statement, the family of Mr Disson said: "Our family are devastated at receiving the news that Tony sadly did not survive the fire at Grenfell Tower".
"We are grateful to the Prime Minister for listening to us and for the assurances she has given us but now we need to see real action and immediate results with centralised coordination of the relief effort with residents closely involved".
He said there is a feeling among people that they have been treated badly and not understood by the council because some of them are "poor, some may come from deprived backgrounds, some may be asylum seekers and refugees".
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Davis said the talks were off to a "promising start" and denied that Britain had caved in on the sequencing of the talks. An early election this month, in which Prime Minister Theresa May lost her majority, only added to the problems.
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Guterres criticized Israel's military control of Palestinian areas, saying it endangers both Israelis and Palestinians. The U.N. leader said only a two-state solution would "achieve the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people".
But he said staying in the single market would require Britain to accept European Union workers' freedom of movement. Merkel said Monday: "I think it is premature to speculate on the first day of the negotiations how they will end".
Considering Dravid's exceptional batting success in England, his guidance would be priceless for the youngsters in the team. The committee approved the two-year extension and everything will be official once Dravid's salary is decided.
She's clearly now come to terms with the new music landscape and has reconciled her differences with Spotify. This is the last thing Perry needs as she launches her new album to an inarguably lukewarm reception.
The news comes against the backdrop of concerns over the impact of Brexit on the United Kingdom automotive industry. Jaguar Land Rover noted that the Gorillaz app has a code-breaking challenge to test future engineering talent.
Scheffler is three shots back of the lead on a jam-packed leaderboard. "Show up for the last six holes, anyway", McIlroy said. Open is known for putting a premium on par, even as the USGA tries to convince golf fans that it's not preoccupied with par.
Johnson came in with 73, but that was not almost enough, as he finished at 4-over 148 when 145 or better was needed to advance. Day and McIlroy were left feeling pretty empty, as each had arrived to Wisconsin nearly a week ago with high expectations.
Minute's silence to be held for Grenfell Tower victims
Cundy said there may have been other people in the tower that police are not aware of, which would add to the final death toll. He told ITV's Peston on Sunday: "Occupy it, compulsory purchase it, requisition it - there's a lot of things you can do".
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And of course, the Mike Moustakas walk-off home run in the 9th, to top of a 4-for-5 night for the Balboni-chasing third baseman. Hammel has given up no less than three earned runs in his last five starts and has an ERA of 5.65 at home this season.
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To me, the coolest element of this whole thing is the way Curry has gone from two-time MVP to second in command to Kevin Durant . But history turned to infamy when they blew a 3-1 lead to the Cavaliers , the biggest collapse in NBA Finals history.