Published: Mon, June 19, 2017
Global Media | By Garry Long

May earmarks relief money for London fire victims; death toll at 30


Ms May says the fund aims to "give the victims the immediate support they need to care for themselves and for loved ones".

Mrs May later said that all survivors would be rehoused within three weeks as close as possible to the tower.

The angry protesters barged their way through an automatic door at Kensington and Chelsea town hall and sought to gain entry to an upper floor.

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"Everyone affected by this tragedy needs reassurance that the Government is there for them at this awful time - and that is what I am determined to provide".

Cladding used on Grenfell Tower blamed for spreading the London blaze is banned in Britain, Finance Minister Philip Hammond says.

Queen Elizabeth II, the opposition Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn and Mayor Khan have all met the block's former residents during their visits.

Police were called to the building and formed a barrier to control the situation.

In an interview, she was questioned over whether there was a need for the United Kingdom government to accept some responsibility for what had happened.

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Even the Queen was booed by some as she met firefighters and survivors of the devastating blaze in West London, despite applause from many others.

After hosting some of the families of the victims and community leaders in No 10 yesterday, Mrs May acknowledged the response from authorities had been inadequate.

Tower residents and many others in the area are still struggling to come to terms with what they have seen and lived through.

"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".

London police said an investigation, led by a detective from its homicide and major crime unit, would examine whether criminal offences had been committed although they said there was nothing to suggest the fire was started deliberately.

"I appreciate that the authorities want to be absolutely certain that any information is correct before it is issued publicly, and the fire brigade, police and coroner are doing a heroic job obtaining this information in extremely hard circumstances", Sadiq Khan said.

A fire safety expert said that the blaze was "entirely avoidable".

"As the Mayor of London, I will continue to fight alongside this community to ensure they get the support and answers they deserve and justice done", Khan wrote. "United in our sadness, we are equally determined, without fear or favor, to support all those rebuilding lives so horribly affected by injury and loss".

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