London tower block fire protesters storm town hall

The new exterior cladding used in a renovation on London's Grenfell Tower may have been banned under United Kingdom building regulations, two British ministers said Sunday as police continued their investigation into the inferno that killed at least 58 people. And as NPR's Frank Langfitt in London, police are hoping that the death toll will not reach the triple digits. It is going to take a period of time for our specialists, both from the police and from the London Fire Brigade, to fully search that building to make sure we locate and recover everybody that has sadly perished in that fire.

The British government Sunday scrambled to contain political fallout from the London high-rise inferno that has claimed at least 58 lives as officials focused on building materials that may have spread the fire quickly. This effectively public-sector management firm was responsible for choosing the refurbishment and for guaranteeing and certifying that the work done was safe, though similar such work had previously caused fires in buildings like Grenfell Tower.

"Everyone affected by this tragedy needs reassurance that the government is there for them", May added.

She told BBC One's Sunday Politics: "We are still hearing stories of people not being allocated properly".

He added: "What did she bring, what useful things did she bring?"

"And obviously that will be a subject that the inquiry will look at, it will also be a subject that the separate criminal investigation will look at".

Officials said due to the nature of their deaths, it's possible all of the victims of the fire might not be conclusively identified.

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It came as Philip Hammond said the criminal investigation would examine whether building regulations had been breached when the block was overhauled.

"When an existing building is undergoing a renovation, upgraded fire safety measures may be required depending on the type of insulation and cladding proposed as part of the renovation", he said. "It's because that tower was such an eyesore for these people in very expensive houses just opposite", she said.

May was criticised for avoiding locals when she visited the burnt-out shell of the 24-storey Grenfell Tower on Thursday, but faced cries of "shame on you" and "coward" when she returned the following day.

This included the 30 already confirmed dead, according to Commander Stuart Cundy.

Homeless Grenfell Tower victims will receive at least £5500 ($9670) in a Government payout, the Sun reports.

"I'm positive because I think it was a real chance for local residents, people affected by this tragedy, to voice their concerns directly to the prime minister so that she could hear them".

One of the victims was Mohammed Alhajali, a 23-year-old Syrian refugee who came to Britain in 2014 with his brother and was studying civil engineering.

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