United Kingdom royals honor London fire victims as anger mounts

United Kingdom royals honor London fire victims as anger mounts

London fire commissioner Dany Cotton said it would be a "miracle" if any survivors were found alive, adding there were "unknown numbers of people" still inside the building.

Mr Cundy added: "Sadly that work leads me to believe that the number of people missing, but as yet unaccounted for has risen from yesterday's figure of 58". "That's one of the most awful things I have ever seen", Prince William said of the tower's blackened shell.

Authorities have not revealed how many people they believe were in the 120-unit building at the time of the fire, the number that have or have not been accounted for, or how many were evacuated or remained the scorched building.

"How many of those have been inspected by fire services and local authorities with maximum transparency?" Residents who survived the tower blaze lost everything and have no idea where they are going to live or how they will get back on their feet. "My heart goes out to those affected", Cundy said.

As NPR's Merrit Kennedy reported, the Grenfell Tower fire has aroused the ire of those who feel it was caused by corporate malfeasance and who feel Prime Minister Theresa May's government is not doing enough to respond. "Sadly we do not expect there to be any survivors", Cundy said.

Matthew Parris, a columnist and former Conservative lawmaker, said May's response to the fire had shown a lack of judgment which made her unsuitable to be prime minister.

Questioned as to whether the anger followed Mrs May's initial visit to the west London site during which she did not meet residents, he said: 'We didn't talk directly about that'.

London Police Commander Stuart Cindi said accuracy was behind their caution.

Officials are using dental records, fingerprints, DNA samples, tattoos and scars to try and positively identify victims.

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British officials have announced a nationwide minute of silence to honor the victims on Monday morning.

Sixteen "very ordinary people" sat in Downing Street to bring their concerns to Theresa May in an "unprecedented" meeting and finally felt they were listened to, the Bishop of Kensington, Dr Graham Tomlin said.

Another demonstration took place outside May's Downing Street office, while later in the evening, hundreds of mourners gathered near the tower for a candlelight vigil.

"It is hard to escape a very sombre national mood", Elizabeth, the world's oldest and longest-reigning monarch, said in a message on her official birthday.

There is simmering anger in the multi-ethnic north Kensington area hit by the blaze, and public fury has been directed at senior government figures, including May, who was jeered Friday after she visited.

One of the organisers has read out a statement outside the town hall, while other protesters were chanting slogans, TV images from Sky News showed. British officials have ordered a review of other buildings that have had similar renovations.

More than 3 million pounds ($3.8 million) has been raised for victims of the London high-rise fire that has killed at least 30 people and left dozens homeless. Churches and community centers are providing meals and support, and donations of clothing, toys and household supplies are flooding in.

The two tubes lines were partly closed at the weekend at the request of the London Fire Brigade, which confirmed was due to the "short-term" risk debris could fall.

Some residents had warned months ago that the tower represented a risky fire risk.

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