Tears for London fire victims

Vincent Carr
June 20, 2017

Police have named five victims of the fire - 79 people died or are missing presumed dead after the blaze.

Four more people whose bodies have been recovered were identified on Monday: 24-year-old Ya-Haddy Sisi Saye (also known as Khadija Saye), 65-year-old Anthony Disson, 39-year-old Abufars Ibrahim, and 52-year-old Khadija Khalloufi.

London firefighters had left Grenfell Tower after putting out a refrigerator blaze - but it then flared up and raced through the 24-story building, according to a report.

There has been much public concern and comment about potential flaws in the cladding that was on Grenfell Tower, ' said a statement from Melanie Dawes, Permanent Secretary for the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG).

Commander Cundy said he had already received 70 images and pieces of footage from members of the public and appealed for more information to help the probe.

"This is an incredibly distressing time for families and they have my commitment that we will do this as quickly as we possibly can", he said.

Some people had suggested the authorities have been being slow in releasing figures for the suspected number of fatalities in the incident which occurred in north Kensington, just west of central London.

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In leaked letters seen by BBC One's Panorama, experts warn that those living in tower blocks like Grenfell Tower were "at risk".

"We are so humbled by everyone's support", the brigade tweeted.

A criminal investigation has been launched into the Grenfell Tower disaster, whch Mr Hammond said would look at whether Building Regulations have been breached.

"The search operation will be painstaking and having been in there myself it's really hard to describe the devastation that the fire has caused".

British officials have announced a nationwide minute of silence to honor the victims on Monday morning.

"So we opened the door to her and then she took her sunglasses off and said: "Hi, I'm Adele". But I don't think anything prepared me for what I was going to see when I was in there.

Lambeth's leader Cllr Lib Peck has offered the borough's help to the victims of the awful Grenfell Tower tragedy in Kensington and assured residents locally that our area's social housing blocks have up to date fire risk assessments.

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