Grenfell Tower fire: Victims receive just '£10 each' from Kensington council

Commentators compared her visit to a visit Thursday by the British Prime Minister Theresa May, who was criticized for not meeting survivors.

"I drove up to see the building, which is only around the corner from me", he said. "I've come here today because I wanted to meet residents".

The death toll is expected to rise.

"Sadly, we may not be able to identify everybody", said Stuart Cundy, a Metropolitan Police commander, who expressed his hope that the death toll would not climb above 100.

At least 30 people have died in Wednesday's fire and dozens are missing.

A woman attaches a rose to a poster of a person missing in the Grenfell apartment tower block fire in North Kensington, London. The group past year completed a 10 million pound ($12.8 million) renovation that included new outside insulating panels, double-paned windows and a communal heating system.

Public anger is mounting as residents and neighbors demand answers for how the blaze early Wednesday spread so quickly and trapped so numerous tower's 600-odd residents. It was one of many government-owned buildings that was remodeled under an urban regeneration plan in order to increase the number of units, while making it more appealing to private tenants.

Aluminum composite panels essentially consist of two thin layers of aluminum sandwiched around a lightweight insulating material.

RBKC said 110 households had been given temporary accommodation by Friday morning, and added that it was working to find more permanent homes.

"It was like a warzone, there was debris falling on cars, smoke everywhere, flaming debris as well". The Guardian reported that they used aluminum composite cladding on the building's exterior, but opted to use a plastic type called Reynobond PE, rather than Reynobond FR, which stands for fire-resistant.

He said that "the government are doing nothing ... and we've had enough of it". According to The Times newspaper, contractors opted not to use fire-resistant cladding when insulating the tower.

As the demand for answers grew, May announced an inquiry into the tragedy, and police said they were opening a criminal investigation, evidently to determine if negligence had led to the lethal blaze.

May ordered a full public inquiry.to ensure that "this bad tragedy is properly investigated".

Meanwhile London mayor Sadiq Khan wrote to Ms May urging her to step in with further support to the relief effort "as a matter of urgency". The queen said it was "difficult to escape a very somber mood" on what is normally a day of celebration. She lived on the 20th floor with her mother.

His family said Alhajali "came to the United Kingdom because he had ambitions and aims for his life and for his family".

Overnight, 109 families made homeless from the blaze were housed at hotels in west London. A blaze at a building in Melbourne, Australia, in 2014 was later directly linked to the type of combustible cladding in place on the structure and triggered an audit of numerous city's high-rises.

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince William visited an aid distribution site and were meeting with volunteers.

Almost 110 families made homeless from the blaze are being housed at hotels in west London.

It was a direct contrast with Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, who met with members of the public and was pictured hugging tearful relatives of victims near the charred building.

Forensic experts said the fire at Grenfell was so hot that could be compared to a cremation - a development that's going to make it hard to identify all the victims.

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