Confirmed death toll in London fire rises to 30

The death toll from the fire has risen to 30 as of Friday but is still expected to grow.

May said she would be responsible for implementing the inquiry's findings, while the victims' legal costs would be met by the government.

"The reason we had to pause the search and recovery yesterday was for the safety of our staff".

Meanwhile, the Home Office said it was making arrangements for the family of one of those who died in the fire to travel from Syria to Britain for his funeral.

He also formally confirmed named the first fire victims as Mohammed al-Haj Ali, a 23-year-old tower resident.

Asked if he would resign, Mr Paget-Brown insisted: "That's not a matter for now".

His remarks came as Nick Paget-Brown, the Tory leader of Kensington and Chelsea council, insisted officials were on the ground "very soon" after the fire broke out following criticism from Mrs May, who said the support given to residents was "not good enough".

Writing in the Observer newspaper, Khan says it may well be the "defining outcome of this tragedy that the worst mistakes" of that era become a thing of the past.

They would wear high-visibility clothing so that they could easily be found, dispense advice and ensure the right support was provided, she added. She was horrified when she discovered what had happened this week.

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"Everything possible will be done to help them", the prime minister said of the victims in a statement.

One protester held up a "Wanted" poster for the head of the Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation, which administers Grenfell Tower, accusing him of "corporate manslaughter".

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

On Saturday afternoon, hundreds of protesters gathered in Whitehall to call for her resignation.

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.

The London mayor on Sunday also addressed whether the flammable aluminum cladding speculated to have contributed to the blaze's rapid spread up the 24-story structure was illegal, telling press that fire services were "currently testing that cladding".

Even the Queen was booed by some as she met firefighters and survivors of the devastating blaze in West London, despite applause from many others.

Two nearby Underground subway lines were partially shut down Saturday in the fire area to make sure that debris from the tower did not land on the tracks.

This is published unedited from the IANS feed.

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