London fire: Police release images of devastating tower inferno

The British government has announced that a minute's silence will be held at 11am tomorrow to remember those who lost their lives and all those affected by the fire at Grenfell Tower in London. "We've always been advocates of automatic fire sprinkler protection in tall tower blocks and they work - people don't die in sprinkler buildings", he said.

The Metropolitan Police have released three photos from inside the charred Grenfell Tower in London, which show in close detail how the fire devastated the 24-story building that once housed up to 600 people in 120 apartments.

Residents had raised concerns about the fire safety of the building prior to the blaze.

Reports suggest that a renovation project on Grenfell Tower past year intentionally did not include safety devices such as sprinklers and doors created to keep the fire from spreading.

If at least 58 deaths are confirmed, the blaze would be London's deadliest since World War II. Sixteen bodies have been taken to a mortuary for examination.

"Sadly, at this time there are 58 people who we have been told were in the Grenfell Tower on the night that are missing".

Cundy said there may have been other people in the tower who police are not aware of, and that could increase the death toll.

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He says tower residents who survived fear a cover-up will keep the truth from coming out.

"Whilst our teams have been from the bottom to the top of the tower, we must now carry out a full forensic and systematic search".

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

During Mrs May's visit, it was announced a £5m (€5.7m) fund would be made available to pay for emergency supplies, food, clothes and other costs.

Around 70 people are missing, according to Britain's Press Association, and identification of the victims is proving very hard.

Some said they had never seen a building fire advance so quickly.

A criminal investigation into the Grenfell Tower tragedy is looking into manslaughter charges, Sir Keir Starmer has said.

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"It is hard to escape a very sombre national mood", the queen said in a statement to mark her official birthday - an occasion that typically does not result in any public comments from the monarch.

The queen and Philip stood silently before the start of the annual Trooping the Color procession that marks the queen's official birthday.

In a television interview Friday, she sidestepped questions over whether she had misread the public mood.

Frustration has been mounting in recent days as information about those still missing in the blaze has been scanty and efforts to find temporary housing for the hundreds of now-homeless tower residents have faltered.

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

"The fire at Grenfell Tower was an unimaginable tragedy for the community, and for our country".

Anger flared in the Kensington community over the weekend - with many protests taking place across the capital - as some accused the authorities of withholding information and responding inadequately.

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