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Grief turns to anger in neighbourhood near tower fire

19 June 2017

Firefighters searching the smouldering ruin in west London have recovered six bodies from the 24-story Grenfell Tower, while 11 others have been located but can not yet be removed from the gutted structure. Now, you look at the government documents on this building and It turns out this siding, it's a pair of aluminum sheets sandwiched around a composite core.

"In the wake of (the) Grenfell fire we have to recognise that something has gone badly, badly wrong in this country, that predominantly poor people die in a towering inferno because possibly in the long term (there had been a) lack of public investment", Corbyn told ITV's Peston on Sunday programme. Grief over a London high-rise tower fire that killed dozens turned to outrage Friday amid reports that the materials used in a recen.

The type of cladding used on the exterior walls of a London tower block that went up in flames this week was not graded fire-resistant and its use is restricted in the United States, British media reported on Friday.

"The recovery of victims from inside the building is enormously challenging, but it is our absolute priority above everything else to recover and identify the victims and let the families know", Metropolitan Police Commander Stuart Cundy said.

A woman touches missing person posters near The Grenfell Tower block, destroyed by fire, in north Kensington, West London, Britain June 16, 2017.

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He says it may be necessary for numerous outmoded tower blocks built in the 1970s to be demolished because of safety concerns.

"Sadly, it is expected that the total will rise and it is not expected that any survivors will be found", he said.

"I'm just hoping that they are in hospital, they've made it through the stairway, got out".

"We as the police, we investigate criminal offences - I'm not sitting here and saying there are criminal offences that have been committed, that's why you do an investigation, to establish it".

"There is nothing to suggest at this time that the fire was..."

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The government is struggling to find temporary housing for people who lived in the 24-story tower. He asked anyone who was in the tower and survived to contact police immediately.

"I'm not here to blame anyone, that's not my concern", she said.

Coupled with planned engineering work, the safety concerns around the fire mean the Circle Line is closed. The PM was criticized by locals, fellow politicians and the public at large for only meeting with emergency services personnel and not showing her face in any of the rescue centers. The group left after a meeting that lasted more than two hours but did not speak to reporters gathered outside.

No one was killed in that eighth-floor fire on May 27, but it takes strenuous effort to battle high-rise fires, the chief said.

As others shouted for legislation requiring that Britain's aging public high-rises be retrofitted with sprinkler systems and multiple stairwells - which were lacking at Grenfell Tower - Khan said he shared their frustration and called for the government inquiry into the blaze to publish its initial findings by the end of the summer.

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Margaret de Micheli, who has lived on the estate for 40 years said: "I try not to think about it to be quite honest because it can be a bit frightening".

The identification of the victims is proving very hard - which experts attribute to the extreme heat of the fire.

At this stage 19 people remain in hospital of which ten are receiving critical care.Everyone who was taken to or who remains in hospital has been identified.

Police said they are using the INTERPOL Disaster Victim Identification Standards to identify the deceased.

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Grief turns to anger in neighbourhood near tower fire