Grief turns to anger in London neighborhood near tower fire

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A massive fire raced through the 24-story high-rise apartment buildi.

- A vigil for the victims is being planned this evening around Grenfell Tower.

Teams were forced to leave the building on Thursday afternoon when the fire restarted, delaying further the efforts to reach upper floors, where some victims are thought to have been trapped.

The area surrounding the council-owned tower has been plastered by desperate relatives with pictures of the missing, from grandparents to young children, and large numbers of volunteers were assisting survivors.

Police and crowds outside St Clement's Church in west London, which has provided shelter and support for people affected by the fire at Grenfell Tower, during a visit from prime minister Theresa May.

Rugby Borough Council staff have been liaising with anxious residents since the tower block fire in London, to offer reassurance and a reminder of the latest safety advice. The Guardian newspaper reported Friday that contractors installed a cheaper, less flame-resistant type of panelling on the building in the renovation that was completed in May 2016.

Residents said they had been complaining for years about lax standards while aspects of a recent $13 million refurbishment to the building have fallen under suspicion of allowing the fire to spread more rapidly than expected.

Hundreds also stormed the Kensington and Chelsea Town Hall on Friday evening, chanting "Theresa May must go", and in front of the Home Office, where signs contained messages like "Justice for Grenfell" and "Homes for people not profit".

The Grenfell Tower, which housed some 600 people in about 120 apartments, is in a low-rent housing estate next to one of the most affluent areas of Britain.

Locals yelled questions at mayor Sadiq Khan when he walked through the neighbourhood on Friday. Residents who survived the tower blaze lost everything and have no idea where they are going to live or how they will get back on their feet.

May has pledged to hold a public inquiry into the fire.Choucair told Reuters residents had concerns about the safety of the building and she was angry about what has happened. The package includes a guarantee to rehouse people as close as possible to where they previously lived - a poor neighborhood surrounded by extreme wealth. "They need answers to provide them with security and peace of mind".

She said: "I've come out here because people had no hope". Specially trained dogs were being brought in to aid the search.

The fire, which started just before 1 a.m. Wednesday, surprised many as they slept and the speed with which it spread shocked fire experts.

The number of dead in the fire has risen to 30, but the police expect this number to rise.

Mr Khan has demanded an interim report to be published this summer and for the inquiry to examine whether the block was refurbished safely.

Asked how residents in other high rise blocks would be able to sleep at night, Mrs May said: "The government is doing everything in its power to ensure that people are safe". The group past year completed a 10 million pound ($12.8 million) renovation that included new outside insulation panels, double-paned windows and a communal heating system.

- Material used in the cladding that covered the Grenfell Tower was the cheaper, more flammable version of the two available options.

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