London Fire: UK government rushes staff for rehabilitation of victims

She said: "It was very different to get hold of information through [Kensington], we weren't able to get things done as quickly as possible".

He said they would be looking at whether anyone could be charged with manslaughter following a litany of failings that led to the disaster - in which at least at least 58 people are now feared to have been killed.

Cundy said the images and video of the scenes inside the Grenfell Tower would be released on Sunday, adding "We will not do that until we have contacted all the families we are supporting to let them know that's our intention".

London police say that the number of dead or missing in the high-rise apartment building fire is now 79.

Amid reports that the government is struggling to find housing for the hundreds of Grenfell Tower survivors left homeless by the blaze, Corbyn called on May to repossess empty homes and offer them to the displaced residents.

"People have given money to the Kensington appeal in the expectation that that would be used rapidly to give direct help", she said, adding: "To hear that people are being given just £10 - I am just appalled to hear that".

"Normally an inquest will only take place at the end of the criminal investigation, so the idea of an inquiry is important because that can, in some circumstances, happen much more quickly and I think speed is of the essence here".

Mrs May said: "The inquiry will be open and transparent".

When asked why they couldn't get access to it, she said: "Because no one's telling us where it is".

The statement officially confirmed that a 23-year-old Syrian refugee was the first victim of the huge fire.

Mohammad and his brother Omar, both students, lived together on the 14th floor.

The death toll from the London tower block fire has risen to at least 30 and police are considering whether criminal offenses had been committed, a senior police officer said on Friday.

Despite that outcome, fire experts say "stay put" is still the best advice - as long as the building has proper fire-suppression protections, such as multiple stairwells, sprinkler systems, fireproof doors and flame-resistant construction materials, some of which were lacking in the London blaze.

The brochure was issued by French-based Arconic Architectural Products, which is responsible for the marketing in Europe of systems produced by U.S. company Arconic, which owns Reynobond. British media have reported that contractors installed a cheaper, less flame-resistant type of exterior paneling on the 24-story tower in a renovation that was completed just a year ago. But the government has been criticized for failing to act on recommendations from previous tower block fires.

Volunteers and charity workers on the ground in north Kensington told Buzzfeed News that they were now taking instructions from Labour-run Ealing Council and had been told not to follow directions from anyone else.

The prime minister announced a fast-tracked public inquiry into what caused the fire to rapidly spread through the high-rise block of apartments and promised to provide increased aid to help survivors cope and find alternative housing.

"Polyethylene is a thermoplastic material, which.melts and drips as it burns, spreading the fire downwards as well as upwards", architectural consultants Probyn Miers said in a note on insulation materials posted its website.

Aluminum cladding with insulation sandwiched between two panels has been blamed for helping to spread flames in major fires in many parts of the world, including blazes in the Middle East, Europe, Asia and the United States. I'm in charge of London fire brigade, and I was committing firefighters into something that was very unknown and very risky.

That is because British safety regulations across many industries are usually principles- rather than rules-based.

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