Demise Toll From Grenfell Tower Fireplace In London Rises To Seventy Nine

Mrs. May has pledged 5 million pounds, or about $6.4 million, to help the victims of the fire in the North Kensington area of West London.
On Sunday, the British government took direct control of the emergency response, sidelining local officials whose response has been criticized as slow and disorganized.
Grenfell Tower, now a charred ruin, stands in one of London’s wealthiest boroughs, but it had been home to a diverse group of largely lower-income residents, many of them from countries such as Eritrea, Sudan and Syria.
Of those fatalities, he said, the police have formally identified five victims.
Advertisement Continue reading the main storyThe fire has also provoked anger about class inequality.

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