58 morts: la reine Elizabeth appelle à l'unité

Les décombres de la Tour Grenfell ravagée par un incendie le 14 juin 2017 à Londres

Les décombres de la Tour Grenfell ravagée par un incendie le 14 juin 2017 à Londres

7 ressortissants marocains figurent parmi les victimes décédées dans l'incendie de la tour Grenfell, ont annoncé les services diplomatiques et consulaires du Maroc à Londres.

"Ce nombre de 58 pourrait changer". La souveraine a également publié un message à l'occasion des célébrations pour son 91e anniversaire où elle appelle à l'unité.

" Cette année, il est difficile de ne pas ressentir la très sombre humeur nationale ", déclare-t-elle en invitant les Britanniques à puiser dans leurs ressources, dans leur histoire, pour répondre à la " succession de terribles tragédies " des derniers mois: trois attentats sanglants et l'incendie de la tour Grenfell.

Elle reconnaît également que le soutien initial apporté aux familles était " insuffisant " et annonce le déploiement de personnels supplémentaires sur place.

Ils se sont engouffrés vendredi après-midi dans la mairie de quartier de Kensington et Chelsea, où se trouve l'immeuble de logements sociaux dans l'ouest de Londres.

Ce que les habitants reprochent aux autorités locales, c'est de ne pas avoir entendu leur cri d'alarme concernant la sécurité de ce bâtiment de 24 étages parce qu'il représente une population d'origine modeste.

Le drame se double d'une nouvelle controverse politique visant la première ministre Theresa May, déjà fragilisée au moment d'entamer les négociations sur le Brexit par la perte de sa majorité absolue à la Chambre des communes.

"Je ne suis pas un animal, je suis un homme!", s'indigne l'un d'entre eux.

Certaines victimes pourraient n'être jamais identifiées, a-t-il craint, en raison de la chaleur dégagée par le brasier. Le revêtement installé sur la façade aurait en outre favorisé la propagation de l'incendie.

L'agence de presse britannique Press Association fait état d'au moins 70 personnes disparues.

Theresa May a rendu visite vendredi à des blessés à l'hôpital.

Dans un éditorial cinglant, le quotidien The Guardian comparait ce faux pas à celui de George W. Bush lors de la tempête Katrina. Elle y confirme le déblocage en urgence de cinq millions de livres (6,22 millions de francs), qu'elle promet de compléter "si nécessaire". Il s'agit de Mohammed Alhajali, un réfugié syrien de 23 ans qui étudiait l'ingénierie civile, et d'une photographe britannique de 24 ans, Khadija Saye.

Près de la tour samedi, des membres de la communauté ont chanté des prières sur l'air d'Amazing Grace, devant des bouquets de fleurs déposés en hommage aux victimes.

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