Published: Mon, June 19, 2017
World News | By Carolyn Briggs

Missing: The desperate hunt for lost relatives after London tower block fire


"The figure of 58 are those who are missing and that we have to presume are dead", said Commander Stuart Cundy, a spokesman for London's Metropolitan Police.

They also ask to release full list of victims of the tragedy, and commission investigation into all other similar buildings in the borough to identify fire.

Ms May says she "spoke with people who ran from the fire in only the clothes they were wearing".

The protesters barged their way through an automatic door at Kensington and Chelsea council town hall and sought to gain entry to an upper floor.

People chanted "We want justice" and "shame on you", as several of the demonstrators held a sit-in protest inside the town hall. "Again, I would urge them if that is you, I don't care the reason, please, please contact us".

High-rise tower blocks dating from the 1960s and 1970s could be torn down in the wake of the deadly Grenfell Tower fire, the London mayor has said.

Protesters were called away from the foyer by protest organiser Mustafa Mansour, who urged calm. The Telegraph collected some of the known names of the dead with pictures, mostly from the accounts of people searching for lost friends and family members. Protesters are demanding to know why long-standing fire safety concerns raised by a tenants' group about the public housing tower, tucked in the city's ritzy North Kensington neighborhood, had not been addressed.

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"This new team is now leading the recovery and response to the Grenfell Tower fire, which has been one of the most tragic and horrendous events ever seen".

"People are terrified that the same thing could happen to them", Khan wrote in the letter.

The blaze, which consumed the entire 24-storey block of flats, is being looked into by investigators to determine what exactly caused it, and whether or not criminal misconduct contributed to the severity of it.

However, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson took to Facebook to attack Labour politicians for "political game playing", defending his record regarding the fire service as mayor of London between 2008-2016.

'We urge swift action to rehouse the homeless, in consultation with them, rather than send them to cheaper places far from London, ' the London Faiths Forum said in a statement.

"Mohammed undertook a risky journey to flee war and death in Syria, only to meet it here in the United Kingdom, in his own home", the Syrian Solidarity Campaign said in a statement.

Cundy said there was "a risk that sadly we may not be able to identify everybody".

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