Grenfell Tower fire: Theresa May orders full public inquiry

Firefighters searched for bodies today in a London tower block gutted by a blaze that has already left 12 dead, as questions grew over whether a recent refurbishment contributed to the fire.

The fire gutted the Grenfell Tower apartment building in the North Kensington neighborhood early Wednesday morning.

17 people have been confirmed dead and almost 20 others are in critical condition. Many people remain unaccounted for and officials are still not sure about the exact number of missing.

"The people who died and lost their homes, this happened to them because they are poor", said the MOBO award-winning artist, who resides in the area, in an interview withChannel 4.

Meanwhile, 44 households were given emergency accommodation after the blaze ripped through the tower on Wednesday.

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Up to 600 residents lived in Grenfell Tower, the 24-floor public housing block that was rapidly consumed by flames.

In addition, 74 people were injured in the blaze, with 37 hospitalised and 17 of them still in critical condition. Salah Chebiouni (45) who escaped from his ninth-floor flat with his wife and two children, said he was in his kitchen when "I saw fire outside my window".

"I received a Snapchat video from Ranya at 3am just after the fire started and I haven't heard from her since", she said.

London Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton said: "There will be an investigation but at this stage I do not want to speculate about the cause of the fire or what has caused it to spread in the way that it did". "It had completely spread within half an hour".

More than 1 million pounds was raised via online donations in just over 24 hours to help the displaced residents, the daily said.

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"I remember one Chinese or Asian man still stuck and he was just waving his pants out the window", Ismail said.

By Thursday morning, there was no sign of life in or around the blackened husk. Security cordons were in place around the base of the tower and the ground was littered with charred debris.

Outside the police cordons, impromptu tributes appeared with photos of missing people, messages of condolences, flowers and candles.

May was pictured through a long lens camera being briefed by senior figures of the emergency services. In November, a residents group called Grenfell Action Group said that only a "catastrophic event" would expose the concerns they had about the building's landlord, according to the group's blog post. They do not expect there to be any other survivors.

Eyewitness reports from the scene described children being thrown out of windows to people who had managed to escape below, including a 10 month old baby who has been confirmed as safe.

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