Previously, the Metropolitan Police had confirmed 30 people had been killed in the inferno; the announcement Saturday almost doubles that number.
Commander Stuart Cundy said the scale of the “indescribable” damage from the fire was such that some of the victims may never be identified in a statement released on Sunday evening.
Wing On Company International Limited (00289.HK) said in a statement the installation of the external wall at Wing On Centre at 111 Connaught Road was carried out by a registered contractor in 1995 and approved by the Buildings Department.
Meanwhile, Queen Elizabeth II observed a minute of silence, along with her husband, Prince Philip, before the annual parade marking her official birthday.
‘Today’s buildings have a much higher content of readily-available combustible material, ‘ a 2015 letter to Tory minister James Wharton said.
She also noted that an emergency fund of more than $6 million has begun to be “distributed on the ground so people can buy clothes, food and other essentials”. British health authorities say that 19 fire survivors are still being treated at London hospitals, and 10 of them remain in critical condition.
There is simmering anger in the multi-ethnic north Kensington area hit by the blaze, and public fury has been directed at senior government figures, including May, who was jeered Friday after she visited the fire community.
After this she said it was vital to hold a “full public inquiry”, making full use of the views of residents and survivors.
Angry protesters chanting “We want justice” stormed their way into the Kensington and Chelsea town hall on Friday.
“Our focus is on re-housing people as quickly as possible in the borough or a neighbouring borough – and that still stands”.
Attending a church service near the building to remember victims, London mayor Sadiq Khan admitted the local community was frustrated at the official response to the disaster.
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. Numerous displaced are living in churches and community centers.
‘As London faith representatives, our united minds, hearts and prayers are with everyone in Grenfell Tower and with the families and friends of all those who are impacted.
“We are grateful to the Prime Minister for listening to us and for the assurances she has given us but now we need to see real action and immediate results with centralised coordination of the relief effort with residents closely involved”.
That’s partly to avoid repeated, unnecessary evacuations that cause people eventually to ignore such orders when they really matter.