British PM May orders full public inquiry into deadly tower block fire


Cundy says Thursday that "as the police, we investigate criminal offenses".

I trust that this reassures you that we are carefully committed to the safety of our residents and that we carefully make sure, when carrying out any work, that the correct materials are used - and are installed to the correct standards.

The search and rescue operation continued amid rising outrage over reports that the company which managed the block for the local Conservative-run council had ignored warnings from residents about the building's safety.

Newham Council has denied that a tower block in Canning Town is a fire risk after it emerged it had a similar type of cladding to that of Grenfell Tower. He said that 37 people were under medical treatment, of which 17 were in critical care.

Harrowing accounts emerged of people trapped inside as the blaze destroyed everything around them, shouting for help and trying to escape through windows using makeshift ropes made from bedsheets.

"There is a risk that sadly we may not be able to identify everybody".

Firefighters and sniffer dogs inspect debris at the foot of Grenfell Tower, where at least 17 people were killed in a fire. "We thought there were going to be riots last night, and if it didn't (happen) last night, it will very soon". "There are flames around us'".

"It's great that you're in place", he told them.

London's fire chief said there was little chance of finding anyone else alive in the charred remains of the tower.

By Thursday morning, there was no sign of life in or around the blackened hulk. A woman dropped her baby, desperately hoping someone would catch the infant in the street below.

Video of the clash has circulated widely on social media in the wake of today's Grenfell Tower disaster.

"In my 29 years of being a firefighter, I have never ever seen anything of this scale", she said as the building continued to belch smoke that could be seen for miles around.

The couple's names weren't on hospital lists, ANSA reported. The tragedy also spurred Prime Minister Theresa May to promise a full investigation.

Police say the rescue operations could take weeks.

Responding to a question, he said there was "nothing to suggest the fire had anything to do with terrorism".

London Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton said earlier crews had reached the top floor of the building and conducted initial visual searches from doorways, but had not done a comprehensive search because it was unsafe.

Forty-four households received emergency accommodation.

Firefighters worked through the night to dampen the fire.

Entire families are missing, and the death toll is certain to rise.

"People deserve answers. The inquiry will give them that", said May, who set aside her efforts to form a new government Thursday to visit the scene of the blaze.

How many victims in the London Fire? But there was no reason to think terrorism was a factor, authorities said.

Community centers in London have been overwhelmed by the number of donations flooding in for those left homeless by a high-rise apartment building fire. Dozens of others have been hospitalized.

Missing people posters have been put up throughout the north London neighborhood of North Kensington. Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has offered free food for survivors at one of his nearby eateries.

"The fire is not supposed to spread from one flat to another, it's supposed to be contained".

Emergency services said it was too early to say what had caused the disaster. It has been connected with fires in Australia, Dubai and elsewhere - in all cases being blamed for carrying the flames out onto the outside of the building, and carrying it rapidly up and around the rest of the structure. But there were also scores of volunteers: People from all around London arrived unbidden with donations, from crates of water to trays of homemade cakes, huge bags full of clothes and children's toys, mobile phone chargers, and many who simply brought money to tide over families who have lost everything.