Published: Sat, June 17, 2017
Business | By Max Garcia

Angry protests in wake of London fire

"Not just the immediate recovery of the bodies we have found but the full search of that whole building, we could be talking weeks, we could be talking months - it is a very long process".

The block, which housed some 600 people in about 120 apartments, is in a low-rent housing estate next to one of the most affluent areas of Britain.

Attending the final of a children's creative writing competition on BBC Radio 2, Camilla said: 'I'm sure all of you here today would like to join me in sending our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the victims, their families and friends, who were so tragically involved in the horrific fire in North Kensington'.

"A priority of each and every one of us involved in the ongoing operation at Grenfell Towers is to recover and identify all the victims", he added.

Relatives of those missing after a high-rise tower blaze in London posted pictures of their loved ones Friday in the desperate hope of news, as grief following the tragedy has turned to outrage at authorities accused of being lax in meeting building standards.

Meanwhile, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince William visited a west London site where community groups have gathered supplies for those affected by the tower fire disaster.

Javid said inspections of similar buildings had been ordered, with particular attention to the modern cladding used to beautify and add insulation to ageing concrete and steel structures. "I'm praying for them", she said.

May made a private visit to the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital which is treating eight survivors on Friday afternoon, after being heavily criticized for attending the site but not meeting the Tower block's residents.

The exact number of missing people is still undetermined. The toll is expected to rise.

He said the temperature of the blaze at Grenfell Tower was comparable to a cremation.

Conservative former cabinet minister Michael Portillo said May should have been prepared to face residents' anger.

Fire risk assessment in tower blocks was "less rigorous" since responsibility for it shifted from the fire brigade to the owner, Sian Berry, Housing Committee Chairwoman of the London Assembly, said.

Khan said one of the things the public inquiry will look into is the refurbishment of the tower blocks and whether the tower block was refurbished in a safe way.

However, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson took to Facebook to attack Labour politicians for "political game playing", defending his record regarding the fire service as mayor of London between 2008-2016.

Firefighters are still searching for victims in the 24-story Grenfell Tower that went up in flames early Wednesday.

The investigation team will be drawn together from detectives from across the Metropolitan Police, led by Detective Chief Inspector Matt Bonner of the Homicide and Major Crime Command, and will establish if a crime was committed before confirming what caused the tragedy.

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