Cladding used in London's Grenfell Tower is 'banned in Britain'


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.

He said: "I've spent time with the local community, not just the Christian congregation, but members of all faiths here at the church, grieving, sharing their stories".

London Mayor Sadiq Khan said the devastating Grenfell Tower block fire was caused by "years of neglect", describing the tragedy as "a national disaster that requires a national response".

Mohammed Alhajali, who was 23 and a civil engineering student, was the first victim to be named.

Lammy, who represents Tottenham in north London in Parliament, tweeted Sunday that he had met with Grenfell Tower residents on Saturday night and that their treatment by the authorities had been "absolutely appalling".

Mrs May said: "The inquiry will be open and transparent".

Michelle Meldrum, executive director of operations at Gentoo, said they work very closely with the fire brigade in the city and crews often use the tower blocks for fire-fighting exercises. "There is money pouring in from all these incredible volunteers, we can't get access to the money and we cannot get it to the families". "Given the number of people who could be affected in similar properties, an interim report this summer is essential".

Anger is rising against British authorities over safety failings and a widely perceived slow release of information.

"It is hard to escape a very sombre national mood", she said in a message marking the event. Meanwhile, 19 people remained in hospital as of Saturday, of whom 10 were receiving critical care.

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He said police would consider criminal prosecutions if there is evidence of wrongdoing and that the police investigation would include scrutiny of the renovation project at the tower, which experts believe may have left the building more vulnerable to a catastrophic blaze.

The leader of the council facing intense criticism over its handling of the Grenfell Tower disaster has insisted there is an "effective" relief effort on the ground. They say their complaints were ignored - and fear it was because the tower housed mainly poor people in a hugely wealthy neighbourhood.

Under pressure from the interviewer Mark Mardell, he later said: "This was a huge, sudden disaster, a complete tragedy and no one borough alone would be able to cope with the scale of it".

Many survivors are sleeping on the floor in community centers and there's still no coordinated distribution of donated food and clothing.

Some 110 families are reported to have been given temporary accommodation by in hotels within the local area.

"My understanding is that the cladding that was reported wasn't in accordance with United Kingdom building regulations", Hands told Sky News. "We were seeking a change to the building regulations for that very goal", he added.

Police Commander Stuart Cundy said Saturday it will take weeks or longer to recover and identify all the dead in the public housing block that was devastated by a fire early Wednesday.

Two neighbouring Tube lines are to be partly suspended into a second day amid safety concerns of debris falling on to the tracks.