At least 79 people were killed or went missing after a fire that occurred in a 24-storey Grenfell tower Tower in London, the police said.
The commander of the Metropolitan police Stuart Kundi said at a press conference on Monday that until now was officially identified only 5 victims, and the death toll may change. "Unfortunately, many people lost family members, Kundi said, adding that" painstaking "operation of search and recovery can take many weeks.
The British press Association reported that 17 people were still being treated in the London hospitals, of which 9 remain in critical condition. The government promised a public inquiry, and the police opened a criminal case.
Senior Minister of the British government said Sunday that veneer that was on the building banned in the UK for homes above a certain height. Company Rydon, who spent a recent renovation, said that "the project meets all required building codes".
The authorities have also faced questions about why a unit built in the 1970-ies and which is home to 125 families, was never equipped with a sprinkler system that could save lives. Conservative Prime Minister Teresa
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