Five missing after Grenfell Tower fire found 'safe and well'
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 21, 2017,
Jun 21, 2017, 7:28
British Prime Minister Theresa May promised victims of a London fire that left at least 30 dead that a five-million-pound ($6.5 million) support package would be created, the media reported.
Commander Cundy said in a statement: "It is really important that we are clear about the scale of the challenge facing us as our teams search Grenfell Tower to recover those people still inside and return them to their loved ones". It's an increase from the previous number of 58. The building was gutted by a fast-moving fire early Wednesday, claiming at least 58 lives.
'This is an incredible distressing time for families and they have my commitment that we will do this as quickly as we possibly can, ' he said.
"It's hard to describe the devastation the fire has caused", Cundy said, fighting back tears as he spoke. He said it had been "incredibly emotional working in there". Britain held a moment of silence for the victims on Monday, with emergency service workers bowing their heads in respect. He said that authorities were continuing to investigate whether any crimes had been committed in the inferno.
On Sunday Chancellor Philip Hammond said there would be an investigation to see if building rules had been violated in reference to the cladding which had swathed the building, allegedly to improve the view from nearby luxury flats, and may have accelerated the blaze.
Families of the victims and residents of Grenfell said they were furious that the local government had for years ignored their complaints about the building's lack of measures in case of fire and had not adequately attended to survivors of the blaze.
He said the government is carrying out an "urgent inspection" of other tower blocks in Britain to assess safety. Anger among residents has been mounting in recent days as information about the missing has been scanty and efforts to find temporary housing have faltered. She said she has ordered daily progress reports on housing for those affected, and vowed the public inquiry into the disaster will be "open and transparent".
The mayor of London arrived at St Clement's Church in the west of the city on Sunday morning as worshippers remember those who lost their lives and those who remain missing after the devastating fire.