Croydon to install sprinklers in tallest tower blocks after Grenfell tragedy

Virginia Carter
June 20, 2017

However, Mr Cundy went on to describe the search operation as "hugely complex" and said: "The very bad reality is, as I've said before, is that due to the intensity of the fire and the devastation within Grenfell Tower, we may not be able to identify everybody that died".

Anthony Disson, 65, Ya-Haddy Sisi Saye, 24, also known as Khadija Saye, and Abufars Ibrahim, 39, and Khadija Khalloufi - a 52-year-old woman - were identified on Monday.

"The scale of this investigation is truly significant and we are looking at all criminal offences that may have been committed and from day one have worked closely with London Fire Brigade, the Health and Safety Executive and a wide range of specialists", he said.

Concerns have been raised about the cladding installed on Grenfell Tower.

He added: "In this context I thought it would be helpful to explain what we do in Swan's current approach to fire safety and highlight that we will keep this under review as we learn more about this incident".

"Work is taking place to assess the housing needs of all Grenfell Tower and Grenfell Walk families to identify suitable accommodation in Kensington and Chelsea and neighbouring boroughs,"GRT said".

Fifty-eight of the 500 residents who lived in the social housing block, which was managed by Kensington and Chelsea Council, are still missing.

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The government has pledged to give £5,500 to all of those who lost their homes.

Meanwhile, the BBC has learned that four separate government ministers were warned that fire regulations were not keeping people safe.

"I believe there are 79 people that are either dead, or missing, and sadly I have to presume are dead", Metropolitan Police Commander Stuart Cundy told reporters.

Mr Cundy described the aftermath of the fire as "an incredibly distressing time for families" and emphasised that the search operation will be carried out "as quickly as we possibly can". It is incredibly hard to describe the devastation in some parts of that building.

A minute's silence was held across Britain at 11 am Monday to commemorate the victims of the tragedy.

"She tried to keep it on the low but I shouted "Adele!' and she said 'no, it's not me".

Mr Cundy also promised an "exhaustive" criminal investigation into the fire that would also look at a major refurbishment of the building completed past year.

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