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British PM May tries to quell public anger after deadly London fire

British PM May tries to quell public anger after deadly London fire

The new exterior cladding used in a renovation on London's Grenfell Tower may have been banned under United Kingdom building regulations, two British ministers said Sunday as police continued their investigation into the inferno that killed at least 58 people.

Cundy said there may have been other people in the tower that police are not aware of, which would add to the final death toll. "So that 58 would include that 30", the spokesman said Saturday.

"The figure of 58 are those who are missing and that we have to presume are dead", said Cundy.

The management organization said it was aware of the complaints made by residents, but that it was "too early to speculate what caused the fire and contributed to its spread".

The blaze tore through all floors of the building and took more than 200 firefighters 24 hours to bring it under control.

Emergency services are continuing to search for bodies in the now burnt-out building.

He said a police investigation by specialist detectives would "establish the facts to provide, as best we possible, answers for those so deeply and tragically affected by the bad fire at Grenfell Tower".

Between 50 and 60 people stormed Kensington and Chelsea Town Hall as members of the public demanded the council, which owned the tower blocks, to give reassurances to the victims.

A group of victims who met with Theresa May on Saturday held a two-hour talk with the Prime Minister and were said to have passionately described their needs in light of shortcomings in the relief operation so far.

Ms May, who was criticised a day earlier for not meeting with locals and survivors, visited the area again on Friday to meet with some locals inside a church.

British outlets said May struggled to offer support or leadership in the wake of the blaze, accusing her of lacking emotional intelligence and calling her "Maybot".

"It is hard to escape a very sombre national mood", the queen said in a statement to mark her official birthday - an occasion that typically does not result in any public comments from the monarch. "And therefore, sadly, I have to assume that they are dead", he said.

On Saturday afternoon, hundreds of protesters gathered in Whitehall to call for her resignation.

Queen Elizabeth, 91, and her grandson Prince William also visited residents and emergency workers on Friday.

Police Commander Stuart Cundy said Saturday that this number, which was based on reports from the public, may rise.

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

Londoners and others have also donated huge amounts of food, water and clothing, and shelter, to survivors. More than three million pounds ($3.8m) have been raised for the affected families.

"I know that they are looking at us to save them".

Cundy added it was hard to say how many people were missing, but he said police did not expect to find any survivors in the search of the tower.

"It is hard to escape a very sombre national mood", Elizabeth said in a message on her official birthday.

The government has promised a full public inquiry, but that has done little to a sense of frustration at the lack of information about how the fire moved so quickly to engulf the building.


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