As investigators trawl through the wreckage in the search for other victims, the Prime Minister visited the site – but did not meet residents because of reported “security reasons”.
At least 17 people have died after the huge fire destroyed the 24-storey building in north Kensington, where flames could still be seen burning more than a day on from the disaster.
David Lammy, the MP for Tottenham, branded the tragedy “corporate manslaughter” amid growing concern that the disaster could have been averted.
Dany Cotton, Commissioner of the London Fire Brigade, warned it will be a miracle if anyone is found alive inside the building.
“The fire is now out, there are small pockets of smouldering, you will see wisps of smoke coming out all day due to the heat of the building and the remaining contents,” she said.
Tragically we are not expecting to find anyone else alive. The severity of the fire will mean it would be an absolute miracle for anyone to be left alive.”
More than £1 million has been raised to help those affected as fire tore through the building while volunteers and charities helped feed and shelter people who could not return to their homes overnight.
The Prime Minister has ordered a full public inquiry into the fire. Her demand for the “terrible tragedy” to be “properly investigated” echoed calls from London Mayor Sadiq Khan and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.
However, the announcement was overshadowed by claims that she refused to meet the media and residents – while Mr Corbyn did meet survivors. PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW:>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> How I TOTALLY Got Rid Of my POT BELLY,excess Fat and Overweight In just 2weeks.. Click HERE for Details.