Over 50 Possibly Killed in London Tower Fire, PM May Admits Failings

Over 50 Possibly Killed in London Tower Fire, PM May Admits Failings

One photo shows a burnt-out elevator on an undisclosed floor of the public housing project that was ravaged in Wednesday's inferno, while another shows an apartment that was reduced to rubble and white ash.

Two British ministers said Sunday that the new exterior cladding used in a renovation on Grenfell Tower may have been banned under United Kingdom building regulations.

Another Labour politician, David Lammy, has called for corporate manslaughter charges amid claims that flammable material was used to clad the building during a recent renovation.

Public anger is mounting as residents and neighbours demand answers for how the blaze early Wednesday spread so quickly and trapped so numerous tower's 600-odd residents. Mas has also instructed councils to complete urgent safety checks on similar tower blocks.

Another complicating factor is that much of the DNA material that would normally be used to help pinpoint victims - such as toothbrushes or combs - were probably also incinerated in the blaze. One opposition lawmaker urged the Conservative government and police to immediately seize all documents related to the tower renovation.

Three days after fire ripped through the 24-storey block, killing at least 30 people, residents are desperate for answers - and for the bodies of their loved ones, many of which are still inside.

In the fire service for 20 years, he said it was the worst blaze he had ever seen.

The Guardian and the BBC have reported in recent days that panels with a PE core were used in a refurbishment of the 24-storey tower bock that was completed past year.

The cladding was also "directly associated" with a fast-moving fire that engulfed a 21-story high-rise in Australia in 2014, an investigation found - but that building did have sprinklers, and all the residents made it out alive.

May has faced a barrage of criticism for the government's initial response to the tragedy at Grenfell Tower.

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The First Information Report was registered on a complaint filed by Hussain's brother Nur Mohammad. Jain has denied all the charges and alleged that it was Zafar who had attacked the officials.

Sadiq Khan joined a congregation at nearby St Clement's Church on Sunday morning as worshippers remember those who lost their lives and those who remain missing after the devastating fire.

Earlier this week the company confirmed that none of the high rise blocks in Gentoo's ownership have the same cladding and insulation as appears to have been on the Grenfell Tower.

Flowers and missing persons posters were taped to the gates of the church, while bags of donations were piled outside the door.

David Lammy said Sunday he is anxious that documents will be quietly deleted and disposed of as police begin a search for evidence. Metropolitan Police Stuard Cundy said: "Sadly, our work will be ongoing for many, many weeks".

The Tottenham MP said: "Within the community, trust in the authorities is falling through the floor and a suspicion of a cover-up is rising. The Council is committed to looking after the immediate and longer-term housing needs of all those affected by the fire", it said. Attention has focused on materials used during the renovation process completed previous year.

Government staff was sent into the council office to manage the response to the fire after residents complained they had received little support or information from local officials, the BBC reported Sunday. "Occupy it, compulsory purchase it, requisition it - there's a lot of things you can do", he said. Stuart Cundy said in a statement.

British officials say they are helping the Syrian family of the first officially confirmed victim of the London tower blaze to come to Britain.

Prime Minister Theresa May has said the support given to survivors and the families of those who died was "not good enough" and there were "huge frustrations" on the ground as people struggled to find information.

Other victims have been named by their families.

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