According to the police, the Grenfell Tower disaster has reportedly claimed a total of 58 people. This claim was predicated on the fact that these number of people are either dead or missing and haven’t been found since the fire incident.
Police Commander Stuart Cundy also claims that the number “may increase” in the face of evidence that some of the affected are still in critical condition. According to the BBC, the number could still rise to around 70 people in total.
He also said that the recovery operation at the burnt-out block of flats have resumed and could take weeks.
In relation to the event at Grenfell Tower, the UK Prime Minister Theresa May admitted support for families in the “initial hours” was not top notch.
Mrs. May made this statement after meeting with some of those rendered homeless by the inferno and volunteer helpers on Downing Street.
As they left Number 10, one representative spoke to reporters briefly, saying they would not make a full statement yet.
The representative said:”We will be making this in the community, with the community,” he said. “We have had two-and-a-half hours with the prime minister in the last 48 hours and spoke about demands and what we expect.”
“We will be making this in the community, with the community. We have had two-and-a-half hours with the prime minister in the last 48 hours and spoke about demands and what we expect.”
Earlier, residents caught up in the fire claimed that the relief effort as “absolute chaos” nd roundly condemned that actions taken in alleviating their situation.
In her statement, Mrs. May said: “Frankly, the support on the ground for families who needed help or basic information in the initial hours after this appalling disaster was not good enough.”
“Frankly, the support on the ground for families who needed help or basic information in the initial hours after this appalling disaster was not good enough. Phone lines would be better staffed and more staff would be deployed in the area. They would wear high-visibility clothing so they can easily be found, dispense advice and ensure the right support is provided”
Mrs. May also said she expected to announce the name of the judge for a public inquiry within the next few days. The commission for the inquiry will report back to the prime minister.
She has also told councils to complete urgent safety checks on similar tower blocks.
Commander Cundy has recently appealed again to anyone who managed to escape from the building to let authorities know they were safe.
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