Minute's silence announced over Grenfell Tower disaster

Fire fighters tackling the building – more than 40 engines attended the scene

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

Rescue personnel have had difficulty reaching the top floors of the charred, 24-story tower.

Cladding used on Grenfell Tower blamed for spreading the blaze is banned in Britain, Philip Hammond has said. Hands cautioned that officials don't yet have exact details about the renovation that ended just a year ago.

"We know that at least 30 people have died as a result of this fire". "We need to find out precisely what cladding was used and how it was attached". It is feared many are trapped inside the blazing building as the fire broke out in the wee hours of Wednesday.

Labour Party lawmaker David Lammy demanded that the government and police immediately seize all documents relating to Grenfell's renovation to prevent the destruction of evidence that could show criminal wrongdoing.

Earlier in the day, the prime minister paid a second visit to the area around the Grenfell Tower following public outcry at her snubbing of local residents on her first visit due to "security concerns".

Holding conventional inquests into the deaths could give victims' families a greater role and ensure that an independent coroner - not the government - is in charge, said Sophie Khan, who acted for some of those affected by the Lakanal House fire in Camberwell, south London, in 2009, in which six people died.

The long-serving monarch was referring to two terrorist attacks, one in London another in Manchester, and a devastating fire that destroyed the Grenfell Tower block in London on Wednesday morning.

A solemn Queen Elizabeth II marked a minute of silence Saturday for victims of the London high-rise inferno that killed at least 30 people as exhausted firefighters continued their grim search for more bodies. "We do not want another fatality arising out of this tragedy".

He complained bitterly that a friend - the young artist Khadija Saye - was still alive three hours after the fire started but was unable to get out of her apartment to safety. He has not provided details about the inquiry.

They feel they have been ignored because they are poor, he said.

Frustration has been mounting in recent days as information about those still missing in the blaze has been scanty and efforts to find temporary housing for the hundreds of now-homeless tower residents have faltered.

Posters of people missing are stuck to a lamp post near Grenfell Tower in London, Saturday, June 17, 2017. "It should define the leadership of May and she should be forced to resign", he said.

It also coincided with the government's announcement of new measures to help people deal with the tragedy, including tailored bereavement support for those who have lost loved ones and an additional £1.5 million to pay for mental health support for members of the emergency services. Counselors are already working with 52 families.

Mohammad Al-Hajali, 23, a refugee who fled Syria for the United Kingdom in 2014, was identified as another victim.

NHS England said 18 patients remain in hospital after the fire, including nine who are in critical care.

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