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Grenfell Tower fire: Police say 58 people are missing and presumed dead

18 Juin 2017

Protesters sit down in Oxford Circus during a rally calling for justice for those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire on June 16. The Independent reports that Saye posted to Facebook at 3 am Wednesday that she and her mother were trapped in their apartment, and asked people to pray for them. Grief over a London high-rise tower fire that killed dozens turned to outrage Friday amid reports that the materials used in a recen.

Currently, at least 17 people have been confirmed dead.

Around 70 people are missing, according to Britain's Press Association, and identification of the victims is proving very hard.

"There is still a number of people who are receiving treatment in hospital". Of those, 10 remain in critical condition.

Previously, the monarch had released an unprecedented statement in which she said that the United Kingdom remained "resolute in the face of adversity", in reference to the terror attacks in Manchester and London, as well as the deadly fire.

The prime minister's effort came as investigators try to figure out how the raging inferno started at the tower in the North Kensington neighborhood of west London.

Emergency services are set to spend a third day looking for bodies in the burnt-out Grenfell Tower block in central London. The monarch has expressed her sympathies to families of victims of the blaze.

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The UK government has already announced a full judge-led public inquiry in an attempt to learn lessons from the tragedy and implement any necessary fire measures in other residential towers blocks.

There has been growing fury on the low-rent estate where residents wanted answers on why the fire was able to spread so rapidly and why complaints about safety had been ignored. British officials have ordered a review of other buildings that have had similar renovations. May was jeered after she made a visit to the community Friday.

Mrs May has been heavily criticised in the wake of the tragedy after making a private visit to the Grenfell Tower building and failing to meet with victims in the direct aftermath of the disaster. There is ample food and water, but very little privacy or proper bedding.

Between 50 and 60 people stormed Kensington and Chelsea Town Hall as members of the public said the homeless needed help "right now".

Some 70 residents of the fire-ravaged tower were still missing.

"Everyone affected by this tragedy needs reassurance that the government is there for them at this bad time - and that is what I am determined to provide", she said in a statement.