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Theresa May 'distraught' over fatal London tower blaze

20 June 2017

He said: "Clearly it's quite unprecedented for 16 very ordinary people, who this time last week were walking their dogs or talking to each other in the streets around here and north Kensington, actually to be in 10 Downing Street talking face-to-face with the Prime Minister".

Five people who were reported missing after the disaster have been found safe and well, he added.

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There has been mounting anger among demonstrators, with dozens storming Kensington and Chelsea town hall on Friday afternoon, many shouting "we want an inquest" and "we want justice".

The group, most dressed in casual clothes, did not speak to reporters on their way in. "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".

The Daily Telegraph claimed left-wing militants had been hijacking the demonstrations and spreading political fake news conspiracy theories about the blaze.

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He told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "She's distraught by what happened as we all are".

"Somebody began to sob beside her and she just held her hand for the next 20 minutes, which wasn't quite the caricature most of us have of the Prime Minister", he added.

She also outlined the government's plan for handling the situation and investigation.

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.

Pope Francis sent a message of "heartfelt condolences", in which he invoked God's blessings of "strength and peace" on the local community.

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"Both myself and colleagues from London Fire Brigade have already said it will take weeks".

Theresa May 'distraught' over fatal London tower blaze