London fire tolls rises to 58 assumed dead

Grenfell residents in ‘passionate angry’ exchanges with PM at Downing Street

Metropolitan Police Commander Stuart Cundy said: "I must consider the fact that there may be others in the building who, for whatever reason, have not been reported to us". He said it will take weeks or longer to recover and identify all the dead.

The Wednesday blaze has so far killed 58 people while many other residents still remain unaccounted for.

"All those made homeless by the fire must be housed in the borough, using all methods possible to make this happen, including, if necessary, requisitioning empty properties".

The invitation to Downing Street came after May faced cries of "Shame on you!" and "Coward!" on Friday as security staff bundled her into her vehicle following a meeting with locals at a church hall.

The embattled May has been under relentless criticism since visiting and leaving the scene Thursday without talking to any of those who had lost their homes in the blaze.

May has promised a full public inquiry and announced a fund of £5 million ($6.4 million) to help those affected by the blaze.

Suspicions have grown that flammable materials were used to clad the building and accelerated the spread of the fire. "This was a awful tragedy that took place".

She told BBC One's Sunday Politics: "We are still hearing stories of people not being allocated properly".

"What we are doing is putting in place the support that will help them". But it is a bad tragedy.

On Friday, Elizabeth and Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, visited the area and met residents and community representatives.

The tragedy cast a pall on the Trooping the Color festivities that mark the official birthday of Queen Elizabeth II.

The 91-year-old monarch said it is "difficult to escape a very sombre mood" on what is normally a day of celebration. "In recent months, the country has witnessed a succession of awful tragedies".

She added that "some people may actually want to go to another part of London where perhaps they have a greater support network". "United in our sadness, we are equally determined, without fear or favor, to support all those rebuilding lives so horribly affected by injury and loss".

He also pointed out that dozens of tower blocks across London built in the 1960s and 1970s, like Grenfell Tower, may have failed to comply with current standards.

Police have been struggling to come up with an authoritative list of who was in the building when the fire started, making it hard to determine how many had died.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has attended a church service near the ruined London high-rise apartment building where at least 58 people perished.

"There is also a lot of anger and frustration at the lack of any kind of presence here of the local council".

Ronnie King, the UK's former chief fire officer, told Al Jazeera: "I wouldn't wish to denigrate those who installed the cladding because - whatever the cladding was - it did not have to be fire resistant under the building regulations", said King. "It will also be a subject that the criminal investigation will be looking at". They examined the apartment where the fire started and determined "there is nothing to suggest the fire was started deliberately". A team of senior detectives is investigating.

Mr Cundy said: "The conditions due to the fire damage verge on indescribable, which is why this will be such a lengthy operation taking weeks to complete".

While the political fallout from the tragedy continues, the names of those who died are beginning to emerge. Alhajali was a civil engineering student at West London University and lived on the 14th floor.

The fire has been a major test for Prime Minister Theresa May, whose Conservative Party is clinging to power after losing majority control of Parliament to a Labour surge in a snap election this month.

He insisted the Government had acted on safety recommendations after an earlier fire in London in 2009, but it would wait for the public inquiry's findings before making any changes in regulation. Three women and three children died.

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