79 people presumed dead in London tower block fire

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Speculation has focused on the role that cladding apparently used in a recent refurbishment of the tower may have played in the fire.

There are scenes of utter destruction inside Grenfell Tower following a major fire that.

Providing an update on the situation Monday morning, police said the death toll may rise further.

Mr Cundy said the search and recovery operation was still being carried out in the burnt-out tower.

On Saturday, police confirmed 58 people were missing, presumed dead, following the blaze after police revealed some of the victims "may never be identified".

One firefighter, in his black protective suit, embraced a distraught woman who had photos of a missing person printed on her top. Police have since launched a criminal investigation into the circumstances surrounding the fire.

Jonathan Lum, an advertising executive who lives on the 57th floor of a glittering Manhattan tower designed by Frank Gehry, said if a fire breaks out there, he will heed the wisdom of the fire department and stay in his apartment, but partly because he lives in a building constructed in the past decade.

Two British officials have said that new exterior cladding used in a renovation of Grenfell Tower may have been banned under United Kingdom building regulations. The group left after a meeting that lasted more than two hours but did not speak to reporters gathered outside.

Khan also said the scale of this tragedy is "proving too much for the local authority to cope with on their own".

May's spokeswoman said that on a second visit to the area, during which the prime minister was booed and heckled, May had listened carefully to the experiences of those on the ground.

The identification of the victims is proving very hard - which experts attribute to the extreme heat of the fire. British health authorities say that 19 fire survivors are still being treated at London hospitals, and 10 of them remain in critical condition.

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Officials are using dental records, fingerprints, DNA samples, tattoos and scars to try and positively identify victims. A solemn Elizabeth and her husband Prince Philip held a minute of silence for the fire victims at the start of the procession Saturday.

"Put to the test, the United Kingdom has been resolute in the face of adversity", she wrote".

The 91-year-old monarch said it is "difficult to escape a very somber mood" on what is normally a day of celebration.

'Work has been ongoing throughout the night and continues today, so we can get as good an understanding as possible about who we believe to be still missing'.

The burned-out apartments were once home to hundreds of families.

On Friday angry protesters chanting "We want justice" stormed their way into the Kensington and Chelsea town hall to try to confront the leaders of the local council.

Labour Party lawmaker David Lammy demanded that the government and police immediately seize all documents relating to Grenfell's renovation to prevent the destruction of evidence that could show criminal wrongdoing.

"So a public inquiry allows things to happen more quickly and allows a broader range of questions and inquests come usually at the end of the exercise".

Construction for the building was completed in 1974 and it underwent a renovation that was completed in May 2016.

The tragedy has provoked a huge response from nearby communities. More than 3 million pounds ($3.8 million) have been raised for the victims. The rules vary from place to place, as does advice about when to evacuate, but fire experts say the "shelter-in-place" directive is usually applied to buildings of 15 stories or more.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan said Sunday after attending a church service several blocks from the tower that the fatal blaze was entirely preventable.

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