Wednesday, 22 November, 2017

London tower fire: Death toll rises to 30, could climb over 100

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Meanwhile, British media reported that the number of dead could surpass 100. At least 58 people are believed to have died in the blaze.

"It is hard to escape a very sombre national mood", Elizabeth, the world's oldest and longest-reigning monarch, said in a message on her official birthday. But May was expected to visit survivors later Friday.

According to media reports, the cladding had a plastic core and was similar to that used by high-rise buildings in France, the United Arab Emirates and Australia, which had also suffered fires that spread.

Commander Stuart Cundy said: The Metropolitan Police Service can now confirm the identity of one of the victims who perished as a result of the Grenfell Tower fire, has now been formally identified.

The police said yesterday that at least 58 people are now missing and presumed dead in the fire.

Oli L-Gore said: "Qs should be asked about Essential Living cladding on outside after Grenfell Tower Fire". Flames raced up the outside of the tower Wednesday, triggering speculation that the new panels contributed to the disaster.

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

"Put to the test, the United Kingdom has been resolute in the face of adversity", Elizabeth said. The FR (version) is fire-resistant.

A strong campaigner on mental health, the Duke said it was important that those affected talked about the trauma they had witnessed and urged volunteers to get the right support.

The fire forced residents to flee through black smoke down the single stairwell, jump out of windows or even drop their children to safety.

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In its most recent post, published just hours after the fire started, it wrote: "ALL OUR WARNINGS FELL ON DEAF EARS and we predicted that a catastrophe like this was inevitable and just a matter of time". May on Thursday announced a public inquiry, a probe used to investigate issues of major public concern.

Residents of the destroyed tower said May was far too slow to visit the stricken community, that the building had been unsafe and that officials have failed to give enough information and support to those who have lost relatives and their homes.

At some point, a "flash-over" happens, with "everything" in or connected to a building either burning or subjected to high temperatures, he said. Overnight, 109 families made homeless from the blaze were housed at hotels in west London.

Numerous displaced are living in churches and community centers.

Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip have observed a minute of silence to honour the victims of the London high-rise fire.

Other victims have been named by their families. Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn came to the site Thursday and met with residents.

"We grow more sad and bleak at every second", he said.

The meeting is unlikely to quell complaints that May has been slow to reach out to fire survivors, despite her announcement of a $6.4 million emergency fund to help the displaced families. "You get a lot of fragmentation of bodies, charring of bones and sometimes all that's left is ash", said Peter Vanezis, a professor of forensic medical sciences at Queen Mary University in London.

Elias Toubia, an assistant professor of civil engineering at the University of Dayton with an expertise in materials and structures, agreed that stairwells can offer some protection in fire situations - but only for a time. Vanezis said the best chance to identify victims may be if officials find any remaining bits of teeth or bone, medical devices like a pacemaker or any artificial implants.

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