The Latest: UK’s May Meets Fire Survivors, Faces Criticism

London( AP) — The Latest on the London high-rise fire( all times neighbourhood ):

8: 40 p.m.

British Prime Minister Theresa May, facing criticism for the government’s handled in the Grenfell Tower fire disaster, has met with 15 survivors and community leaders at her official residence at 10 Downing Street in London.

The meeting lasted more than two hours Saturday but different groups did not speak to reporters met outside.

The meeting is unlikely to subdue complaints that May has been slow to reach out to fire survivors, despite her announcement of a $6.4 million emergency money to aid displaced households. Some 600 people were living in the tower’s 120 apartments. Police articulate 58 people at the tower are now substantiated or presumed dead. All the remainder being homeless.

May mentioned after the fulfill there have been “huge frustrations” in the community as people tried to get information about the flame investigation. She says “the support on the floor for families who needed aid or basic info in the initial hours after this appalling disaster was not good enough.”


3: 40 p.m.

London police say 58 people who were in Grenfell Tower are still missing and assumed to be dead.

Police Commander Stuart Cundy mentioned Saturday that this number, which was based on reports from the public, may rise. He announces it will take weeks or longer to recover and identify all the dead in the public housing cube that was were destroyed by a flaming early Wednesday.

He said there may have been people in the tower that police were unaware of, which would add to the death toll.

He says the search for persists had been interrupted because of safety concerns but has resumed. Emergency employees have reached the top of the 24 -story tower.

Cundy promised an exhausting investigation into the misfortune. He replies “my heart proceeds out to those affected.”


2: 20 p.m.

London’s fire department was of the view that the reason for the subway close near the high-rise flame tragedy is because of a “short-term risk of some debris falling onto the tracks.”

Earlier, a sign at a Tube station used to say the service suspension was because of the “safety” of nearby Grenfell Tower, recommending structural fears. A brand-new sign was put up, removing that detail.

A fire department spokesman mentioned crews are working to secure the debris so that two subway lines could be reopened as soon as possible.

At least 30 people were killed during Wednesday’s inferno, which left Grenfell Tower a charred hulk.


1: 30 p.m.

Service on two London Underground cables has been partially deferred because of concerns about the security concerns of the high-rise in the flame that killed at least 30 people.

The 24 -story Grenfell Tower in the north Kensington neighborhood in west London is near several major shipping hubs. The structure was gutted in a fire early Wednesday morning that has furthermore left dozens missing and the thousands of others homeless.

Major roads near the stricken house were open Saturday. Police have established a protection cordon around the building to protect public safety and allow searchers easy access to the wrecked building.


1: 20 p.m.

British Prime Minister Theresa May will meet with survivors of the London high-rise fire at her Downing Street office.

The announcement by a spokesman sees a period after May was heckled during a inspect to the west London neighborhood where Wednesday’s inferno has just taken place. At least 30 people have been killed, hundreds of others have been left homeless and dozens of others are missing. There has been growing public indignation at the government’s initial response to the disaster’s aftermath and was pointed out that external paneling was put forward during a recent renovation contributed to the flares’ rapid spread.

May is chairing a government task force on the flaming and a spokesman says that she will satisfy afterward with “a group of occupants, victims, volunteers and community leaders” at No. 10 Downing Street.


12: 45 p.m.

A soccer player says that he will donate 50 pounds( more than $60) for each time he plays at a European youth tournament to the victims of London’s high-rise inferno.

Hector Bellerin, who is in Spain’s team at UEFA’s European Under-2 1 Championship, constructed the announcement on Twitter, articulating “please support in any way.” Spain faces Macedonia on Saturday night in the tournament, which is being played in Poland. If Bellerin plays a full 90 minutes , not including added occasion, he would donate 4,500 pounds( about $5,750) per equal. Bellerin, human rights defenders, also plays for London club Arsenal.

At least 30 people were killed in the fire at Grenfell Tower in the west London neighborhood of north Kensington. Hundreds of others have been left homeless and dozens are missing.


10: 50 a.m.

Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip have observed a minute of silence to honor the victims of the London high-rise fire.

The queen and Philip stood quietly before the start of the annual Trooping the Color procession that recognizes the queen’s official birthday.

She said earlier that “the member states national” mood is somber but that Britain is resolute in the face of adversity.

The queen’s official birthday is celebrated in June when the weather is often nicer than in April, the actual month of her birth. She is 91.

At least 30 people have been killed in Wednesday’s fire and dozens are missing.


10: 20 a.m.

British health authorities say they are still treating 19 patients, 10 of whom remain in critical condition after the London high-rise fire.

NHS England says the injured are being treated in four London infirmaries. At least 30 people were killed in Wednesday’s inferno at the Grenfell Tower, while dozens of others are missing.

The fire at the 24 -story building has led to community anger and demonstrations over the British government’s response. The public is also challenging answers about how the blaze spread so quickly amid news that the recently-renovated building’s exterior paneling fueled the flames.


7: 50 a.m.

More than 3 million pounds ($ 3.8 million) has been raised for victims of the London high-rise fire that has killed at least 30 people and left dozens homeless.

Londoners and others have also donated huge amounts of meat, ocean and garment, and shelter, to survivors.

Three entreaties on the JustGiving site have helped to raise the 3 million pounds, and London’s Evening Standard newspaper has launched a separate plea that has raised at least 1.5 million pounds ($ 1.9 million) by Saturday morning. The British government has announced a 5 million-pound ($ 6.3 million) emergency money for the victims.

The inferno Wednesday morning at the 24 -story Grenfell Tower has led to community rage and objections over the government’s response.


7: 20 a.m.

London firefighters are continuing the grim investigation after a high-rise flaming that killed at least 30 people as public rage about the flame continues to grow.

Many are challenging answers for how the fire spread so fast. Britain’s Press Association says around 70 people are missing.

Queen Elizabeth II differentiated her official birthday Saturday by saying Britain remains “resolute in the face of adversity” after the horrific flaming and recent extremist assaults in London and Manchester.

The 91 -year-old monarch said it is “difficult to flee a extremely somber mood” on what is normally a period of celebration.

The government has promised a full public inquiry.

Scuffles broke out near the Kensington and Chelsea town hall offices Friday as demonstrators chanting “We want justice! ” surged toward the doors.

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