Queen Elizabeth and Prince William Comfort Survivors of the Grenfell Tower Disaster

UK government scrambles to limit fallout from London fire

UK government scrambles to limit fallout from London fire

British outlets said May struggled to offer support or leadership in the wake of the blaze, accusing her of lacking emotional intelligence and calling her "Maybot".

At least 30 people are known to have died in the tragedy with "unknown numbers" of people still missing.

Yesterday, untrue rumours of a D Notice issued to the media demanding restrictions on reporting on Grenfell Tower were circulated on Twitter and Facebook. Police have established a security cordon around the building to protect public safety and allow searchers easy access to the wrecked building.

British Prime Minister Theresa May's government sought on Saturday to quell anger over a deadly tower block fire by pledging to support the victims of the blaze after protesters jeered her when she visited local residents.

She says she will receive daily reports from the stricken neighborhood, where hundreds of people have been displaced.

There has been a public outcry at the government's initial failure to provide up-to-the-minute information.

May, who has faced criticism of her response to the tragedy in which at least 30 people died, will meet victims, volunteers and community leaders, a Downing Street spokesman said. Bellerin, a defender, also plays for London club Arsenal.

Seventy-nine people are dead or missing and presumed dead following a devastating blaze in a London tower block last week, police said on Monday, as Britain held a minute's silence for the victims.

Dozens are still missing. The queen and her husband, Prince Philip, stood silently on the steps of Buckingham Palace before the start of the Trooping the Color ceremony that each year marks the queen's official birthday, which is traditionally celebrated in June when the weather is warm.

"Put to the test, the United Kingdom has been resolute in the face of adversity", she wrote".

The group said: "In our meeting at Downing Street, we explained to the Prime Minister the anger of all residents towards the management of the estate over a long period of time, paving the way to this tragedy". British health authorities say that 19 patients are still being treated at four London hospitals.

Newly-appointed Indian-origin housing minister in the Department for Communities and Local Government, Alok Sharma, said, "Every single family will be rehoused in the local area". Engineering experts and fire safety specialists believe the building's exterior cladding may have quickly fueled the blaze, overwhelming fire protection devices. "All high-rise buildings are required to have fire sprinklers, fire alarms, smoke control and a minimum of two exits plus many other fire-life safety elements".

The tragedy has provoked a big response from nearby communities that have donated food and shelter to the victim.

And the generosity of the nation as well as those further afield has resulted in more than £3m (€3.4m) being raised to help people affected by the fire get back on their feet.

The government has set up a £5 million ($6.4 million, 5.7 million euros) emergency fund for the Grenfell Tower residents, allocating a minimum £5,500 to each household with £500 cash payments already being handed out.

On Friday, she was heckled on a visit to the North Kensington estate, and protesters marching on Friday and Saturday called for her resignation.

The fire forced residents to flee through black smoke down the single stairwell, jump out of windows or even drop their children from the building.

Residents and campaigners have demanded answers over the horrific fire with the fears the death toll could reach as many as 100. The identification of the victims is proving very hard - which experts attribute to the extreme heat of the fire.

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