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

Death toll in London fire raised after missing people presumed dead

His remarks come after 58 people are now presumed dead after Grenfell Tower erupted in flames on Wednesday.

"The residents of Grenfell Tower, families who have lost loved ones, and the emergency services who have been working so hard to help them have been through some of the most harrowing and traumatic experiences imaginable", Theresa May said.

The Guardian and the BBC have reported in recent days that panels with a PE core were used in a refurbishment of the 24-storey tower bock that was completed a year ago.

Cundy also said the London Fire Brigade searched "every floor of the building" and recovered 16 bodies, but added it may take weeks for the search and recovery operation to become "significant".

Met Police commander Stuart Cundy said the force knows 58 people were in the tower block on the night of the disaster.

At 58 casualties, it would make the Grenfell Tower blaze the deadliest in the capital since the Second World War.

On the figure of 58, he said: "I really hope it won't, but it may increase", while adding that "it might be that some of those are safe and well", and for some reason, had not yet made themselves known to the police.

May announced on Friday that her government has set up a £5 million ($8.4 million Cdn) "discretionary fund" to help pay for food, clothing, personal supplies and funerals. Honour to stand alongside the community to pray for the victims of the #GrenfellTower fire.

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Residents of the tower say May was far too slow to visit the stricken community, that the building had been unsafe, and that officials have failed to give enough information and support to those who have lost relatives and their homes.

Police said they are using the INTERPOL Disaster Victim Identification Standards to identify the deceased. While failing to answer, she said the focus was now on providing support to the victims.

Later, demonstrators stormed the offices of Kensington and Chelsea Council over its handling of the crisis amid concerns that earlier renovation work was linked to the dramatic spread of the blaze.

The government has promised a full public inquiry, but that has done little to ease a sense of frustration at the lack of information about how the fire moved so quickly to engulf the building.

"But my understanding is that the best expert advice is that retro-fitting sprinklers may not always be the best technical way of ensuring fire safety in a building".

"I am now pleased to say that as of this afternoon we are now back in Grenfell tower".

The Metropolitan Police's investigation into the fire will look at the refurbishment undertaken at the tower block in 2016.

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