London protesters demand answers over fire tragedy

The fire that consumed London's Grenfell Tower, tragically killing at least 30 people, may have dissipated, but it has once again focused attention on the city's social housing crisis.

Protesters march down Oxford Stret during a rally calling for justice for those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire on June 16, 2017 in London, England.

He added that all political parties "need to ask serious questions about why recommendations in the past have not been implemented".

Newly-appointed Indian-origin housing minister in the Department for Communities and Local Government, Alok Sharma, said, "Every single family will be rehoused in the local area".

The prince's embrace broke with royal protocol - touching royal members is historically reserved for handshakes - and instead embraced the distressed woman who was reportedly desperate to locate her husband who was trapped an elevator during the time of the fire. Grief turned to outrage Friday amid reports that materials used in the building's renovation could have fueled the i.

Hammond also refuted Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell's suggestion that sprinkler systems should be installed on high rise buildings no matter the cost, saying they might not always be necessary.

Speaking to journalists after attending a church service in the shadow of the burned out tower block this morning, Khan said the fire that is believed to have claimed at least 58 lives was a "preventable accident".

"My understanding is the cladding in question, this flammable cladding which is banned in Europe and the United States, is also banned here", Chancellor Philip Hammond said in a BBC interview.

Areas near the blaze are covered in posters showing missing persons.

May herself had come in for a barrage of criticism for failing to visit residents and her response to the disaster.

Javid said inspections of similar buildings had been ordered, with particular attention to the modern cladding used to beautify and add an insulation layer to ageing concrete and steel structures.

By contrast, Labor Party leader Jeremy Corbyn's response to the deadly blaze was suggest the "requisitioning" some of the expensive empty homes of the Kensington elite to ensure that displaced residents have shelter.

Londoners and others have also donated huge amounts of food, water and clothing, and shelter, to survivors.

He insisted the Government had acted on safety recommendations after an earlier fire in London in 2009, but it would wait for the public inquiry's findings before making any changes in regulation.

Many are demanding answers for how the blaze spread so quickly. The neighborhood's resident's association said the management company was negligent.

Building officials have not commented since the fire. The queen said it was "difficult to escape a very somber mood" on what is normally a day of celebration. 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. "We were seeking a change to the building regulations for that very goal", he added. Now, you look at the government documents on this building and It turns out this siding, it's a pair of aluminum sheets sandwiched around a composite core.

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"Nowadays, we would not dream of building towers to the standards of the 1970s, but their inhabitants still have to live with that legacy".

  • Salvatore Jensen