Queen Elizabeth Meets Locals Affected By London Fire

One man approached a TV camera, saying, "We want answers and justice". "You have to be prepared to receive people's emotions, and not be so frightened about people", he said.

Theresa May, Britain's embattled Prime Minister, visiting nearby, was bundled away by security guards after protesters converged on the street.

Mrs May said survivors described their "horrific" accounts to her during an earlier visit to Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.

The London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, demanded that the government publish a list of other tower blocks checked by investigators by the end of Friday.

"People here in the social housing know they've been neglected", she said, visibly distressed as she spoke.

He agreed that he would make public any similarities between the Grenfell Tower cladding and cladding used here.

Emergency services battled throughout the day to put the fire out, but late into Wednesday the blackened husk of the building, where up to 600 people are believed to have lived, continued to glow orange because of the flames inside.

The London Fire Brigade said it received the first reports of the blaze at 12:54 a.m. and the first engines arrived within six minutes.

In her statement May said: "We need to know what happened, we need to have an explanation of this".

"This is the richest borough in the United Kingdom but we have a building where some of the poorest people live", he said in an interview.

He said the council spent money on the recent renovation merely "to decorate the exterior" so that it would "look better for the rich neighbors".

A criminal investigation has been launched into the circumstances surrounding the blaze.

An investigation led by a senior detective from Scotland Yard's homicide and major crime command is under way with calls for "corporate manslaughter" arrests to be made. No sprinkler system was installed.

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince William met with volunteers who have been distributing supplies for those affected by the disaster.

Police said on Friday that they had identified the place where the fire originated, and disclosed that it was unlikely to have been started deliberately.

Police earlier confirmed at least 30 people died in the disaster.

Thirty people remain in hospital, half of them said to have critical injuries.

The names of those who died are beginning to emerge. He had not seen his family for four years.

Speaking on Channel 4 news she said: "Seventeen? I will help you from up there".

British Prime Minister Theresa May is promising a comprehensive package of help for victims of the devastating fire at a west London apartment building.

Mohammad and his brother Omar, both students, lived together in a 14th-floor apartment in Grenfell Tower.

It pointed out that all NIHE tower blocks have "fire-resistant" staircases, smoke alarms in communal areas and were designed with fire breaks on every floor.

The Times reported that the type of cladding used on the building was banned in U.S. buildings taller than 40 feet (12.2 metres) because of fire safety fears. I feel very angry that it was possible for the fire to spread in the way it did.

In a shock election result last week, the ruling Conservatives, who emphasise fiscal discipline, low tax and pro-business credentials, lost ground to the opposition Labour Party, who favour more spending on public services. The campaign group said Alhajali's brother was rescued by fire crews.

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