About $4 million raised for London fire victims

Prime Minister Theresa May announced on Sunday (local time) that residents whose homes were destroyed would receive a £5,500 Government payout later this week and pledged £5 million through an emergency fund.

Mr Khan said the images of the 24-storey building being ravaged by fire "should be forever seared into our nation's collective memory".

Mrs May later said that all survivors would be rehoused within three weeks as close as possible to the tower.

Alongside both police and fire investigations into the blaze, she has promised to set up a public inquiry.

In a written response, a council spokesman said: "We plan to house residents of Grenfell Tower as locally as we can".

The first victim to be formally identified was Mohammed Alhajali, a 23-year-old Syrian refugee, who came to Britain in 2014 with his brother.

Opponents said Mrs May's handling of the fire has thrust her position further into doubt.

Shortly after Saturday's meeting, Downing Street released a strongly-worded statement in which the Prime Minister said support in the immediate aftermath of the fire "was not good enough".

People were demanding homes be found urgently for families made homeless by the blaze.

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Some of the anger stems from reports that Grenfell Tower had no central sprinkler system and was built with flammable materials that residents told the government needed to be fixed.

However, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson took to Facebook to attack Labour politicians for "political game playing", defending his record regarding the fire service as mayor of London between 2008-2016. "Phone lines will have more staff".

"They are fully aware of the true scale of this tragedy but can not comprehend why they are not being given more information".

"The prime minister is distraught about what has happened", said Green, who was appointed May's deputy in the wake of the general election.

She has told Councils to complete urgent safety checks on similar tower blocks.

On Friday, she was heckled on a visit to the North Kensington estate, and protesters marching on Friday and Saturday called for her resignation.

Two days after the fire broke out early Wednesday in the local authority-owned apartment block, firefighters were yet to access some of the floors due to worries about the stability of the structure.

This is published unedited from the IANS feed.

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