58 people missing and presumed dead in London fire; number may increase

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

Earlier, a sign at a Tube station said that the service suspension was because of the "safety" of nearby Grenfell Tower, suggesting structural concerns.

The building owners planned on putting in fire barriers on each floor, but it's not clear if they ever did, The Guardian reported.

Providing an update on the situation Monday morning, police said that the death toll may rise further.

The prime minister said residents would be given £500 in cash followed by a bank payment for the rest of the funds.

"We are ensuring that within three weeks people will be rehoused so that they have a home to go to". The long-term consequences need to be addressed now, they said.

'As there are estimated to be another 4,000 older tower blocks in the United Kingdom, without automatic sprinkler protection, can we really afford to wait for another tragedy to occur before we amend this weakness?'

He said police had received some 70 pictures and videos of the fire from the public and urged them to send more as officers investigate the blaze.

Police Commander Stuart Cundy says police will seek criminal prosecutions if the evidence warrants. The investigation will identify any criminal offence that has been committed.

She also says she will receive daily reports from the stricken neighborhood and has established a $6.4 million emergency fund to help the tower families. The Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organization, which owns the building, installed a cheaper cladding made of "powder-coated aluminium panels that are usually filled with plastic insulation, which is flammable", The Guardian reported. The group previous year completed a 10 million pound ($12.8 million) renovation that included new outside insulation panels, double-paned windows and a communal heating system.

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Aluminum composite panels essentially consist of two thin layers of aluminum sandwiched around a lightweight insulating material. One version of the product [has] a polyethylene core, the other version is around a fire-retardant mineral core.

Be proactive - Use the "Flag as Inappropriate" link at the upper right corner of each comment to let us know of abusive posts. The testing regime simulates how a fire would spread through various building materials used to make cladding.

"Nowadays, we would not dream of building towers to the standards of the 1970s, but their inhabitants still have to live with that legacy". Exterior paneling helped the fire spread.

The area surrounding the tower has been plastered by desperate relatives with pictures of the missing, from grandparents to young children. The rules vary from place to place, as does advice about when to evacuate, but fire experts say the "shelter-in-place" directive is usually applied to buildings of 15 stories or more.

May has come under personal attack for failing to meet residents during her first visit to the site.

Other victims have been named by their families.

The fire has come at a particularly hard time for Prime Minister Theresa May, who was weakened by the loss of her parliamentary majority in a June 8 election and faces arduous talks on Britain's exit from the European Union. "Sometimes all that's left is ash".

Vanezis said the best chance to identify victims may be if firefighters find bits of teeth or bone, medical devices like pacemakers or artificial implants.

Even amid the chaos and the frustration, some found a moment to seek unity.

"How the f*** are we going to get them out of there?"

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