Number of Presumed Dead in London Fire Rises to 79

Frustrations boiled over about the fatal fire at Kensington town hall on Friday

Frustrations boiled over about the fatal fire at Kensington town hall on Friday

May and her ministers have said they will do all they can to help those left homeless after the blaze and make sure other high-rise buildings, usually home to poorer people, are checked and safe.

Cundy said 16 bodies had so far been recovered from the tower and taken to a mortuary.

Photo released by Metropolitan Police in London shows what's left of an apartment inside of Grenfell Tower in the United Kingdom on June 18, 2017.

The investigation into the fire will span a "wide range of areas", Cundy said, from its original construction, to the refurbishment and how it has been managed and maintained.

The mayor of London Sadiq Khan has said the Grenfell Tower disaster was a outcome of years of neglect by politicians.

Queen Elizabeth and Prince William visited the disaster site, which was compared to the visit of May, who confined herself to speaking to police and fire brigade officials and not the victims.

"The prime minister needs to act immediately to ensure that all evidence is protected so that everyone culpable for what happened at Grenfell Tower is held to account and feels the full force of the law", Lammy said.

Visitors at 10 Downing Street.

One of the family's daughters said the community had been "very nice" and the family were getting help.

He said that a team of some 250 investigators were now working on the case, with a primary aim being to identify victims and inform their loved ones as soon as possible.

One of her closest allies, Damian Green, defended May's seemingly aloof response to the tragedy. Her First Secretary of State, Damian Green, defended the prime minister, saying she was as "distraught as we all are".

"We're all desperately sad, we're all angry, but of course none of us as angry as those who were directly affected, " Green said.

A minute's silence is planned at 11am on Monday to remember the victims.

"My government will continue to do absolutely everything possible to help all of those affected through the hard days, weeks, months and years ahead".

The tragedy in a social housing complex in Britain's wealthiest borough has become a symbol of inequality in the country, stoking tensions after seven years of Tory austerity.

"Put to the test, the United Kingdom has been resolute in the face of adversity. United in our sadness, we are equally determined, without fear or favour, to support all those rebuilding lives so horribly affected by injury and loss".