PM Theresa May visits hospitalized fire victims

Our focus has been on those that we know were in Grenfell Tower.London police said Friday that 30 people are known to have died in the blaze that started just before 1 a.m. Wednesday, surprising many people as they slept.Cundy added that the figure could change.”I’m able to say at this point in time at least 30 people have died as a result of this fire”, he said. Stuart Cundy told reporters.Prime Minister Theresa May has faced criticism for failing to meet survivors when she visited the scene yesterday.A woman touches a missing poster for 12-year-old Jessica Urbano on a tribute wall after laying flowers on the side of Latymer Community Church next to the fire-gutted Grenfell Tower in London, Friday, June 16, 2017, after a fire.May was rushed away from a meeting with residents on Friday under heavy police guard as protesters shouted “Shame on you” and hundreds stormed a local town hall calling for justice.”We are now talking retrospectively after the most enormous tragedy, but many residents felt that we needed to get on with the installation of new hot water systems, new boilers and that trying to retrofit more would delay the building and that sprinklers aren’t the answer”, he said.Around 70 people are missing, according to Britain’s Press Association, and identification of the victims is proving very hard. What emerges in the coming weeks and months will be very hard for many people, including politicians and organisations, but we must get to the truth. We’re ensuring that we’re going to get to the bottom of what’s happened.May on Saturday chaired a meeting on the government’s response to the fire. She also met victims of the fire in Downing Street.The government has promised a full public inquiry.Some Grenfell residents had warned months ago that fire safety issues at the tower left it at risk of a “catastrophic” event.She also pledged 5 million pounds ($6.39 million) of support, housing guarantees and help with access to bank accounts and cash.The government will provide any necessary financial assistance to families who have been rehoused.She was speaking as she took her place as Honorary judge in the annual competition that works to encourage literacy and a love of writing and reading stories.”They have been left with nothing – no bank cards, no money, no means of caring for their children or relatives”, the prime minister said in a statement Friday.More than 70 people are believed to be unaccounted for since the blaze, which police fear was so devastating that some victims may never be identified.The protesters barged their way through an automatic door at Kensington and Chelsea council town hall and sought to gain entry to an upper floor.The Grenfell Tower was completely engulfed in a huge blaze that broke out on Tuesday night.”It is hard to escape a very somber national mood”, Elizabeth said in a message.”The fire at Grenfell Tower was an unimaginable tragedy for the community, and for our country”.”Put to the test, the United Kingdom has been resolute in the face of adversity”, Elizabeth said. The London Fire Brigade dispatched more than 200 firefighters, at least 40 fire engines and about 20 ambulance crews in an effort to battle the inferno.Such a direct message from the monarch is rare and indicated the extent of the turmoil in Britain.She later appeared on TV to announce a public inquiry into the blaze.After a tumultuous week that pitched Britain into its deepest political crisis since the Brexit referendum a year ago, May’s future was already uncertain due to her failed gamble on a snap election. “I wanted to show the absolute sorrow and horror of everyone in the House of Commons from the prime minister down”.