"We want justice": London inferno survivors protest council
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 17, 2017,
Jun 17, 2017, 18:11
Omar, 25, survived, but the brothers were separated as fire fighters tried to rescue them from the burning building early Wednesday.
Protesters, some holding fliers or wearing T-shirts with images of missing people, climbed the front steps and pushed their way into the building. A massive fire raced through the 24-story high-rise apartment building in w.
Meanwhile, dozens of people erupted into Kensington and Chelsea town hall to protest the lack of response following the fire.
Telling her MPs that "a disaster of this scale clearly requires a comprehensive Government response", she listed a series of priorities detailing how the Government must react to the tragedy.
They met volunteers, local residents and community representatives while visiting Westway Sports Centre in west London, near the burnt down 24-storey Grenfell Tower.
He said: "We have been in constant contact with the various housing providers in Lewisham in the last couple of days and we will be writing to them all to get their assurance that risk assessments will be carried out as soon as possible".
According to the Guardian, local residents became frustrated after May swiftly departed after her visit St Clement's church on Friday, leading to cries of "shame on you" and "coward" from a large crowd that had assembled to hear her speak.
Using drones and sniffer dogs, firefighters continued Friday to search the burned-out hulk that looms over Notting Dale, a low-income community next to the super-affluent Notting Hill neighborhood in west London.
The crew's progress was hampered by traffic and road blocks, forcing them to abandon their fire engine and run to the tower.
London police say the number of victims has increased to 30 in the fire that engulfed a high-rise building. May on Thursday announced a public inquiry, a probe used to investigate issues of major public concern. Commentators compared her visit to a visit Thursday by the British Prime Minister Theresa May, who was criticized for not meeting survivors. The group past year completed a 10 million pound ($12.8 million) renovation that included new outside insulating panels, double-paned windows and a communal heating system.
Aluminum composite panels essentially consist of two thin layers of aluminum sandwiched around a lightweight insulating material. It did not address the exact makeup of the panels.
The management company acknowledged residents' concerns in a statement: "It is too early to speculate what caused the fire and contributed to its spread". The Times said the recently refurbished tower block had been fitted with cladding that wasn't fireproof, and that for less than £5000 pounds (NZ$8800), a fire-resistant version could have been used instead.
Families searching for their loved ones have blanketed the area near the tower with posters in a desperate search for information.
Cundy said it was hard to ascertain the exact numbers missing.
Numerous displaced are living in churches and community centres.
The names of those who lost their lives are beginning to be made public.
"When you have a fire that takes hold like that, that is literally an inferno".