Theresa May tries to quell public anger, meets fire victims

An emergency number has also been established for friends and family anxious for loved ones who are known to be residents of the building.Some of the anger stems from reports that Grenfell Tower had no central sprinkler system and was built with flammable materials that residents told the government needed to be fixed.Cundy promised an “exhaustive investigation” into the tragedy and said “my heart goes out to those affected”.The fire occurred early Wednesday morning, quickly spreading through the 20 storey block. The officer confirmed that an additional 30 people are dead and another 28 are missing who are “presumed to be dead”.”We need to know what commitment the council is taking to ensure this tragedy is not repeated”, he said.On the figure of 58, he said: “I really hope it won’t, but it may increase”, while adding that “it might be that some of those are safe and well”, and for some reason, had not yet made themselves known to the police.”We as the police, we investigate criminal offences – I am not sitting here and saying there are criminal offences that have been committed, that’s why you do an investigation, to establish it”, he said. Police barred their way and scuffles broke out, a Reuters reporter said.”Afterwards, she will meet a group of residents, victims, volunteers and community leaders in No 10″.Newly-appointed Indian-origin housing minister in the Department for Communities and Local Government, Alok Sharma, said, “Every single family will be rehoused in the local area”.The move came after strong criticism from London’s mayor, Sadiq Khan.The identities of some of the victims, including children, have emerged in local media. “What are you going to do about it?””I would break the rules more than what I would have done”, he said.Cardinal Nichols applauded the emergency response team, which included more than 250 firefighters and more than 100 ambulance medics.After meeting with Grenfell survivors on Friday, Ms May announced a 5 million pound (AUS$8 million) fund to help them and expressed sorrow for their plight.The Metropolitan Police reaffirmed that they don’t expect any more survivors to be found inside the building, which caught fire just before 1am on Wednesday.”I spent several hours yesterday talking to local residents around Grenfell Tower“.He said it will take “weeks or longer” to recover and identify all the dead in the social housing building that was left charred and gutted by the devastating blaze.