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Search for Thai family after London tower block inferno

Search for Thai family after London tower block inferno

The cladding was linked to a 2014 fire in Melbourne and has been banned in high-rise buildings in the US.

London Fire Brigade said it had rescued 65 people as flames engulfed the block, and had managed to reach all 24 floors, though a full search of the building has not been completed.

Metropolitan Police Commander Stuart Cundy said: "It may be - and I just don't know - it may be that ultimately some victims remain unidentified".

Councillor Nick Paget-Brown, who represents the area in which Grenfell Tower is located, said the tower contains some 120 individual apartments, many of which house young families, meaning the number of people trapped could run into hundreds, Efe news reported.

Met Police say that fires are still breaking out, making the recovery of victims a slow process.

London Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton said her men and women have been left "truly traumatised" by the horrific blaze. But the government has been criticized for failing to act on recommendations from previous tower block fires.

While investigations into the cause and progress of the fire have yet to begin, questions are being asked about the nature of cladding used to improve the thermal insulation value and appearance of the building.

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LONDON (AP) - Grief over a London high-rise tower fire that killed dozens turned to outrage Friday amid reports that the materials used in a recent renovation of the public housing block may have fueled the inferno.

The news came as Prime Minister Theresa May visited the scene of the deadly blaze, promising a full investigation into the catastrophe.

'How is it acceptable that in London you have luxury buildings and luxury flats kept empty as land banking for the future while homeless people look for somewhere to live?'

Thirty-seven people are still receiving treatment in hospitals across London, with 17 still in a critical condition.

On Thursday the Queen paid tribute to the "bravery" of firefighters who battled the fire and praised the "incredible generosity" of volunteers offering their support.

May will later chair a meeting on how the authorities can help affected communities and victims recover.

Piles of shoes, clothes, duvets and other items accumulated in several spots where volunteers were sorting them. "A nurse is not going to be able to buy a property in Chelsea or Kensington, and the fact a foreigner can buy it is not going to make the difference".

UK PM Promises Public Inquiry Into Tower Fire
London Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton said there were still "unknown numbers" of people in the smoldering ruins of the building. The site says the addition of cladding in 2015 had a plastic core that was more flammable than an alternative.

British Prime Minister Theresa May meeets firefighters as she visits the remains of Grenfell Tower.

Prince William, his wife, Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, and his brother, Prince Harry, all donated money to The Evening Standard's Dispossessed Fund, the newspaper revealed Thursday.

"The fire is not supposed to spread from one flat to another, it's supposed to be contained".

May has been criticized from within her own Conservative Party over her response and she pledged on Thursday to hold a public inquiry into the fire at the social housing block which was home to about 600 people. "People deserve answers; the inquiry will give them".

By Thursday morning, there was no sign of life in or around the blackened hulk. Security cordons were in place around the base of the tower and the ground was littered with charred debris.

At least 70 people, including children and entire families, have been reported missing.

"It is important to be frank - fires are still breaking out and conditions are very hard and hazardous for the emergency services in the upper levels of the building".

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Before James Hodgkinson left his home in Belleville, Ill., in March, he sold almost everything he owned from his businesses. Hodgkinson has been in the area since March, living out of his van, said local FBI Special Agent In Charge Tim Slater.

He said that he and a parliamentary group that he chairs have been pushing for better safety regulations since the 2009 fire.


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