London fire toll hits 30, but dozens missing

Postado Junho 20, 2017

Prince William hugged a victim of Wednesday's deadly west London fire (which now has a death toll of 58 people) when he made a visit to a crisis center on Friday.

Appearing on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show, Chancellor Philip Hammond said: "My understanding is the cladding in question, this flammable cladding which is banned in Europe and the United States, is also banned here".

Toronto Fire officials spoke out after the Grenfell Tower inferno to assure residents that protections in the Ontario Building Code and routine fire safety inspections will prevent a similar incident here.

Around 70 people are missing, according to Britain's Press Association, and identification of the victims is proving very hard.

As part of the inquiry, prominent Labour politician David Lammy said the government and police must seize all documents and records related to the building's renovation to avoid the destruction of incriminating evidence.

Britain's trade minister says the exterior paneling used on the exterior of the London high-rise, in which dozens were killed in a fire, appears to have violated building rules.

"I must consider the fact that there may be others in the building who, for whatever reason have not been reported to us". "My understanding is that the cladding in question, this flammable cladding which is banned in Europe and the USA, is also banned here".

Reports suggest that a renovation project on Grenfell Tower previous year intentionally did not include safety devices such as sprinklers and doors created to keep the fire from spreading.

The mayor and his wife Saadiya joined the congregation Sunday at St. A memorial wall has been created for people to write messages to the missing.

However, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, who was London mayor until past year, took to Facebook to attack opposition Labour politicians for "political game playing".

He says it may be necessary for numerous outmoded tower blocks built in the 1970s to be demolished because of safety concerns.

"I do understand for the people of Grenfell Tower that is no consolation, but if we were to change that advice now and have everyone evacuating through single staircases, it would cause more problems and more injuries".

David Lammy said Sunday he is anxious that documents will be quietly deleted and disposed of as police begin a search for evidence.

Mr Hammond also addressed the issue of the lack of sprinklers in Grenfell Tower, saying that retro-fitting tower blocks with sprinklers is not always the best way to protect them from fires.

London's fire department says that the reason for the subway closure near the high-rise fire disaster is because of a "short-term risk of some debris falling onto the tracks". Grief turned to outrage Friday amid reports that materials used in the building's renovation could have fueled the inferno that left dozens dead and missing as it decimated the public housing block.

May chaired a government task force on the disaster at 10 Downing Street early Saturday before meeting a delegation of residents, victims, volunteers and community leaders at her office.

After having spoken to many members of the congregation as well as others who came in after the service to see him, Khan paid tribute to the local community for its resilience but said a feeling of anger remains.