About $4 million raised for London fire victims


"There are 58 people who we have been told were in Grenfell Tower on the night that are missing and therefore, sadly, I have to assume that they are dead".

"I know that they are looking at us to save them". Police said 19 injured in the fire remain hospitalized, including 10 who were in critical condition.

"Mohammad was a very wonderful and kind person". He gave love to everyone. Our whole family will miss Mohammad dearly and he will never be forgotten.

'As London faith representatives, our united minds, hearts and prayers are with everyone in Grenfell Tower and with the families and friends of all those who are impacted. A criminal investigation is already underway.

Questions are growing about how the Grenfell Tower fire spread so quickly, focused on the cladding fitted to external walls as part of an £8.7-million ($11-million) refit completed past year. Grief has since given way to anger as protests were held in London yesterday by residents demanding more support for those affected by the fire.

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.

The death toll was revised up on Friday from 17 to 30, but police warned they expect it to increase further, with as many as 70 people thought to still be missing.

The London Fire Brigade has yet to say what the cause of the fire was.

In addition to those killed, the blaze injured at least 74 people.

The council has also accused of negligence by using a cheaper and more combustive cladding on the building during its refurbishment in 2015.

Cundy said emergency workers have now reached the top of the tower. "What we are doing is putting in place the support that will help them", she added.

He then circled the building desperately banging on the doors of his neighbours and urging them to leave.

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"This was a awful tragedy that took place", she said Friday. It may take longer than that.

He says the search for remains had been paused because of safety concerns but has resumed. "We do not want another fatality arising out of this tragedy".

"The fire at Grenfell Tower was an unimaginable tragedy for the community, and for our country".

Morocco said seven of its nationals were among the dead.

Britain is now likely to go into arduous talks on Monday about its exit from the European Union with a weakened leader who is dependent on Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party to get legislation passed.

The deadly blaze has turned into a political crisis, testing the fragile government of Prime Minister Theresa May.

A soccer player says that he will donate 50 pounds (more than $60) for each minute he plays at a European youth tournament to the victims of London's high-rise inferno.

The move comes after Khan wrote an open letter to U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May, who chairs the task-force, saying people were frustrated by the lack of information about the victims, as well as a lack of coordination between support services.

"Everything possible will be done to help them", the prime minister said of the victims in a statement.

May announced on Friday that her government has set up a £5 million ($8.4 million Cdn) "discretionary fund" to help pay for food, clothing, personal supplies and funerals. The toll had previously been put at 30.

The prime minister's response, characterized as stilted and lacking empathy, and her failure to meet with fire victims during an initial visit to the site amplified complaints on her leadership.