Still in Critical Condition After London Fire
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 21, 2017,
Jun 21, 2017, 11:13
British Prime Minister Theresa May is facing mounting pressure to resign due to her handling of the situation and tensions have been heightened by her failure to meet with victims in the immediate aftermathof the tragedy.
She said Britain remains "resolute in the face of adversity" after the horrendous fire and recent extremist attacks in London and Manchester.
Yesterday The Sun pledged £100,000 to the victims of the Grenfell Tower tragedy but they also need your help.
"It will go to establish the answers of what happened in the fire and how it spread, it will look at the building itself, it will look at the refurbishment as well".
A man representing the group, who did not give his name, told reporters they would make a full statement "in the community ".
Corbyn said that the local MP - Emma Dent Coad, who was elected in a shock result last week - and Labour's housing spokesperson would each speak up for residents.
So, the residents are saying that the final death toll could be much higher than the figure what British authorities are giving. In the meantime, fire authorities have admitted they do not expect to find any survivors in the tower, which has been burnt out completely. "In recent months, the country has witnessed a succession of bad tragedies".
May was criticised for avoiding locals when she visited the burnt-out shell of the 24-storey tower on Thursday and faced cries of "Shame on you" and "coward" when she returned the following day.
May said after the meeting Saturday that there have been "huge frustrations" in the community as people tried to get information.
Victims made clear their demands to the Prime Minister in a two and a half hour meeting in Number 10.
She stood for a minute's silence before her 91st birthday parade on Saturday.
There is simmering anger in the multi-ethnic north Kensington area hit by the blaze, and public fury has been directed at senior government figures, including May, who was jeered Friday after she visited the fire community.
"It was murder" said the front page of The Sun; "May takes cover" said The Times; "Inferno: the anger erupts", said the Daily Mail.
The fire forced residents to flee through black smoke down the single stairwell, jump out of windows or even drop their children from the 120-apartment building. More than 3 million pounds ($3.8 million) have been raised for the victims, and the British government has announced a 5 million-pound ($6.3 million) emergency fund. We want to rehouse people in a good home as quickly as we can.
'We are now looking to source interim accommodation for those Grenfell Tower residents and also trying to assist, where possible, elderly and vulnerable residents from surrounding areas who have been unable to return to their homes due to the safety cordon'.