London fire: Number of dead and missing rises to 79, police say

London fire: Number of dead and missing rises to 79, police say

The British government on Sunday vowed to act on any recommendations from an inquest into the a fire that consumed a 24-story high-rise tower in the west of London and killed at least 58 people. Although police did not speculate on the eventual number of fatalities, local community sources say at least 70 from Grenfell Tower are still missing, including entire families.

The queen marked her official birthday Saturday by saying Britain remains "resolute in the face of adversity" after the horrendous fire and recent extremist attacks in London and Manchester. Why are we behaving like this is Victorian England where charity steps in, people step in, but we don't have local government able to co-ordinate.

Engineering experts and fire safety specialists believe the building's exterior cladding may have quickly fueled the blaze, overwhelming fire protection devices.

He said it had been "incredibly emotional working in there. It will also be a subject that the criminal investigation will be looking at", he said.

He said that number could change should further information come to light.

Morocco said seven of its nationals were among the dead.

Other measures outlined by Prime Minister Theresa May following a meeting with residents at Downing Street on Saturday, included more staff covering phone lines and ground staff wearing high-visibility clothing so they could be easily found. Demonstrators gathered outside, protesting about several issues including the fire.

It comes after Mr Paget-Brown met the Prime Minister and Sajid Javid, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, on Friday.

European researchers say that the Grenfell Tower disaster is now the deadliest fire in mainland Britain since they started keeping close records at the start of the 20th century.

Families who have lost their homes must be supported, he said, grieving people must be helped and lessons must be learned following the tragedy, including ensuring it is not "so hard" for those who need help to find it.

Mrs May has promised a public inquiry into the catastrophe, and also pledged £5 million (Dh23.5m) of support, housing guarantees and help with access to bank accounts and cash.

But Mark Cripps, a spokesman for Municipal Affairs Minister Bill Mauro, said the Ontario Building Code also stipulates that if "combustible cladding" is used on a building over three storeys, the structure must be equipped with automatic sprinkler protection.

The UK Press Association reported that 17 people are still being treated in London hospitals, of whom nine remained in critical care on Monday. Numerous displaced are living in churches and community centres.

The fire forced residents to flee through black smoke down the single stairwell, jump out of windows or even drop their children from the 120-apartment building.

"Mohammad was a very unbelievable and kind person". Stuart Cundy said in a statement.

His family said in a statement that Alhajali "came to the United Kingdom because he had ambitions and aims for his life and for his family". "Our whole family will miss Mohammad dearly and he will never be forgotten".

Related News:

  • Apple iPhone 8 accessories already up for pre-orders

    At the top, a complex array of front-facing cameras, as well as fingerprint sensors, will take up a portion of the screen. And because of these components, which disappear under the display, there wouldn't be a call for a cutout at the top.

    Yankees Setting Historic Pace for Home Runs in 2017

    The home run put Judge in the record books as the home run became the hardest-hit home run of the newly minted Statcast era. Still, the rookie sensation with the shirt referencing a character from the movie "The Sandlot" didn't sound too impressed.

    Ronaldo painted on Russian mural that only the team can see

    Ronaldo and his teammates can see the huge colorful depiction of the Portugal forward, but the public has no access to it. "There's no need to set off any alarms, the team was good".
  • Zaman, Ali heroics helps Pakistan clinch Champions Trophy title

    Zaman, Ali heroics helps Pakistan clinch Champions Trophy title

    The Pakistan captain has praised his side's effort after they registered an emphatic 180-run win in the finals. India was asked to produce the highest successful run chase in Trophy history, and had the weapons to do it.

    79 people presumed dead in London tower block fire

    He said the atrocity followed " years of neglect from the council and successive governments". "But it is a awful tragedy". London Mayor Sadiq Khan demanded that the government publish a list of other tower blocks checked by investigators.

    Van Incident at London Mosque, Several People Injured

    Police said the male driver had also been taken to hospital as a precaution and would receive a mental health assessment. I think it's significant that they had the reputation historically of being one of the most militant mosques in London .
  • Warriors' Andre Iguodala on Visiting Trump at White House: 'HELL NAH'

    Warriors' Andre Iguodala on Visiting Trump at White House: 'HELL NAH'

    We're going down as one of the best teams ever, and that's a special thing you can not take away from us", reserve Andre Iguodala said.
    Jude Classic for second straight year

    Jude Classic for second straight year

    Schwartzel, the 2011 Masters champion , surged into contention with birdies on his first three holes. Defending champion Wu Ashun of China and 2012 victor Bernd Wiesberger each shot a two-under 70.

    Hawaii Becomes First US State To Adopt Goals in Paris Climate Accord

    Nicaragua isn't part of the accord because it does not believe it goes far enough to fight against climate change. The agreement imposes a climate tax on countries that are responsible for polluting the world's environment.
  • Supreme Court to hear partisan gerrymandering case

    Supreme Court to hear partisan gerrymandering case

    A Supreme Court opinion on the matter is likely to impact elections and redistricting efforts across the country . They now have their largest majorities in the state House and Senate in decades.

    Brexit Secretary David Davis targeting a 'deal like no other in history'

    But EU officials are sceptical that May's position has changed, just as they are doubtful about the feasibility of either option. But Monday's talks will seek mainly to tie down the timing, with the European Union suggesting monthly cycles over the summer .

    Many Casualties After Van Attack Outside Mosque in London

    Police earlier said a vehicle had struck several pedestrians early Monday morning and one person had been arrested. Eyewitness Khalid Amin told BBC television that the van turned deliberately left and "just hit the people".


Most liked

Missing person count rises in London high-rise fire
Around 70 people are missing, according to Britain's Press Association, and identification of the victims is proving very hard . Many wept openly as candles illuminated the road outside the Latymer Christian Centre, yards from the site of the blaze.

US Attorney General to appear before Senate Committee
Sessions said his decision to accept the intelligence committee's invitation to appear was due in part to Comey's testimony . Share with Us - We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article, and smart, constructive criticism.

Police respond to 'armed and risky intruder' at Saugus mall
Police were called to the Square One Mall Monday morning amid reports that someone broke into the Dick's Sporting Goods store. An "armed and unsafe intruder" is said to be holed up inside a store at the Square One Mall in Saugus, according to police.

NHL Rumors: Notable Trade Reports on Road to 2017 Draft
Each of the 30 teams can only lose one. "The players Vegas drafts, not all of them are going to play for Vegas". There's also a wealth of proven goaltenders available given that teams were required to expose at least one.

Golden State Warriors Tie For 4th-Most Titles In NBA History
As of around 12:30 p.m., BART had recorded almost 242,000 exits from its stations, roughly the same as in 2015. Meanwhile, Riley showed off her personality by sticking out her tongue and Ryan adorably waving to the crowd.

Should Man United bring Ronaldo back — Transfer Focus
Chelsea have also been linked with the Ballon d'Or victor , although Madrid remain determined to persuade Ronaldo to stay put. Transfer market expert Gianluca di Marzio has claimed that Cristiano Ronaldo's priority is to return to Manchester United .

Jared Kushner's business dealings come under scrutiny in Russian Federation probe
From a newsworthiness point of view, the most important part was Sekulow seemingly admitting that Trump is under investigation. Mr Comey said he was "sure" Mr Mueller was looking at whether Mr Trump had obstructed justice.

Rep. Scalise upgraded from "critical" to "serious condition"
Griner remained in the hospital in good condition after sustaining a gunshot wound to the ankle, according to a Friday update. Sava explained the extent of Scalise's injuries, however, the full nature of what the congressman suffered became apparent.

Don't Know How to Spend Father's Day? Well, Here a Few Suggestions
Besides, observance of Father's Day provides society a unique opportunity to show affection, love and respect to fathers . We love teasing dads by saying Fathers Day is not as real as Mothers Day but we all know fathers are special.

Police identify third suspect in London Bridge attack
Redouane married a British citizen in Ireland in 2012 and was not under surveillance, Irish prime minister Enda Kenny said. Although news of her son's death came as a shock, she said she could only share the pain of the victims' families.

Pakistan 'pressure' got to India, says Kohli
But veteran all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez s quickfire 57 not out, including three sixes, then took Pakistan well beyond 300. Talking about India's victory in hockey, "Loved the way India beat Pakistan in hockey", Gavaskar said.

Terror attack outside Finsbury Park mosque leaves one dead
Toufik Kacimi, chief executive of the Muslim Welfare House, told Sky News: "People grabbed him outside and started hitting him". Prime Minister Theresa May said the police are treating the van incident near Finsbury Park "as a potential terrorist attack".

'Real Housewives of Atlanta' star Kenya Moore shares first photos from wedding
We still don't know the name of the Real Housewives' new hubbie, but now, in honor of Father's Day, we know what he looks like. Realizing it's to someone she was seeing during your relationship....this is definitely the season of losses for ya boy.

Three Palestinians killed after attacking Israeli officers
In late 2015 and 2016, such attacks happened with near-daily frequency but the rate has declined in recent months. Palestinians say it stems from anger over decades of Israeli rule in territory they claim for their state.

Ryan Blaney collects first career win at Pocono 400
The team has won at least one race in each of the last six decades, but none since Trevor Bayne took the Daytona 500 in 2011. Rounding out the top 10 were Martin Truex Jr ., Kyle Larson , Chase Elliott , pole-sitter Kyle Busch and Matt Kenseth.