Grenfell Tower Survivors Getting Just £10 From Local Council, Reveals Volunteer

Grenfell Tower Survivors Getting Just £10 From Local Council, Reveals Volunteer

The total death toll in Grenfell fire is feared to reach up to three-figure numbers.

"Everything possible will be done to help them", the prime minister said of the victims in a statement.

Authorities are trying to determine if any criminal offenses were made by the building's managers, with accounts from residents indicating that it was for years a fire trap.

Building safety measures in New South Wales are being investigated to avoid an incident similar to the London Grenfell Tower fire, Premier Gladys Berejiklian has said.

Sadiq Khan spent more than two hours at St Clement's Church in west London on Sunday, as a service remembered victims of the disaster.

British officials said Sunday that exterior cladding used in a recent renovation of the building may have been banned under United Kingdom building regulations.

He said: "I met people yesterday who had been given that £10".

Experts believe the building's cladding, which contained insulation, helped the flames spread quickly up the outside of the housing complex.

Labour MP David Lammy described the treatment of the survivors as an "outrage" and a "scandal".

The fire ripped through the high-rise early Wednesday.

Aftermath of attack near London mosque
Mr Basu said all victims were members of the Muslim community but that it was too early to determine the motive of the attack . Transport for London tweeted that Seven Sisters Road was closed northbound at Hornsey Road and southbound at Rock Street.

LONDON: Seventy-nine people are dead or missing and presumed dead following a devastating blaze in a London tower block last week, police said on Monday, as Britain held a minute's silence for the victims.

"As recent awful events in London and Manchester have brought to light, Blue Light workers do an extremely challenging job, encountering hard and traumatic situations", he said.

"The commitment that government should make, and I will make it now, is that when the inquiry produces its findings - and I don't mean in years' time, because we are going to ask them to produce interim findings - we will act on them".

British Prime Minister Theresa May has sidestepped questions over her response to the disaster, after facing criticism of her reaction to the tragedy.

In addition, British health authorities will provide long-term bereavement counselling for those who lost loved ones in the tragedy.

"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.

The Home Office said late Saturday night it will make arrangements for the family of Mohammad Alhajali to "travel to the United Kingdom in these terribly sad circumstances".

"He came to the United Kingdom because he had ambitions and aims for his life and for his family".

The Home Office said it was "making arrangements" for the family of 23-year-old Syrian refugee Mohammad Alhajali - the first victim to be formally identified - to travel to the United Kingdom for his funeral.

"There are 58 people who we have been told were in Grenfell Tower on the night that are missing and therefore, sadly, I have to assume that they are dead", police commander Stuart Cundy told reporters at the scene.

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