Stay put? Deadly London fire puts scrutiny on high-rise rule

The latest news from the West London Grenfell Tower fire site list 58 people missing and presumed to be dead, London police Commander Stuart Cundy said on Saturday.”We must also prepare people for the bad reality that some people may not be identified due to the intensity of the fire”, Commander Cundy added, stating that number of people missing and presumed dead will continue to rise.”It is hard to escape a very somber 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. The queen was born in April but celebrates in June. “In recent months, the country has witnessed a succession of awful tragedies”. Before that, Britons had been hit with three terrorist attacks in less than three months, in London and Manchester. The deadly blaze has mushroomed into a political crisis, testing the fragile government of Prime Minister Theresa May.When May went out to meet with them at St.She added: “No one is telling us where it is”.Angry crowds also stormed a local government office Friday, shouting, “We want justice” and demanding that authorities provide an accounting of the victims, as well as support for the survivors. May has announced a fund of about $6.5 million for the victims.”When an existing building is undergoing a renovation, upgraded fire safety measures may be required depending on the type of insulation and cladding proposed as part of the renovation”, he said.David Lammy said Sunday he is anxious that documents will be quietly deleted and disposed of as police begin a search for evidence.King also said that there are around 4,000 tower blocks in the United Kingdom without automatic fire sprinkler protection systems in place.Nick Paget-Brown, the Tory leader of Kensington and Chelsea council, said there were officials on the ground “very soon” after the fire broke out to help residents, but he sidestepped questions over whether he feels guilty about what happened.The 23-year-old Alhajali is the only victim of the Grenfell Tower fire to be officially named.A short walk away, however, are apartments and houses that cost millions and are home to a wealthy elite.The Prime Minister also set out to reassure victims about the upcoming judge-led public inquiry into the fire.She told ITV’s Peston On Sunday: “There is money pouring in from all these wonderful volunteers, we can’t get access to the money and we cannot get it to the families”.Neither side immediately released details.Victims met the Prime Minister at Number 10 on Saturday evening and man representing the group said they had spoken about their “demands and what we expect”.”Of course, people rightly have questions about the causes of the fire and why it spread so quickly and these will be answered”.Labour Party lawmaker David Lammy said that the government and the police should immediately seize all documents relating to the building’s renovation to prevent the destruction of evidence that could show criminal wrongdoing.Police have appealed to anyone who may have escaped from the building, but has not yet come forward, to make themselves known.