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20 June 2017, 04:42 | Darnell Patrick
British Prime Minister Theresa May at Parliament
Five victims of the Grenfell tower fire have now been formally identified, with the death toll after last Wednesday's inferno rising to 79. As it progressed, she posted heartbreaking Facebook statuses asking her friends and families for their prayers.
"We've done everything on our own, £5 million is nothing, it is not enough", she maintained.
For more on her incredible story, watch the Channel 4 News tribute below. "It is really hard to describe the devastation the fire caused".
"She came in, came up to the mess and had a cup of tea with the watch and then she joined us for the minute's silence".
Britain's government said it would act on recommendations from a probe into the London tower block fire, responding to a disaster critics said showed something had gone "badly wrong" in the country.
Metropolitan Police Commander Stuart Cundy said Monday the death toll may change.
Theresa May, who has faced criticism for her response to the tragedy in North Kensington, said: "As we continue to respond to the needs of the community, our focus is on ensuring that all of those affected by this unimaginable tragedy get the right support as quickly as possible".
'The fact that Adele has gone to Grenfell tower and not said a word about it just proves how amazingly honest she is, ' one person commented.
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The visit came after Adele went to the scene of the tower block following the blaze.
She says there is total chaos in the borough.
LONDON - Residents who live near Grenfell Tower in London have expressed heartbreak and outrage after spotting visitors taking selfies at the site of the deadly fire.
But with Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the opposition Labour Party, emboldened by a better-than-expected result in an early election that wiped out the Conservatives' majority, May's government has been forced to justify spending cuts at a time when talks to leave the European Union are beginning. The fire has led to national soul-searching about inequalities and neglect of the poor.
He said a team of 250 investigators were working on the case, with a primary aim being to identify victims.
"Whilst it will look at the how, perhaps more importantly, it will also look at why this happened", Cundy said.
Contractor Rydon, which completed the £8.7m upgrade last summer, said its work "met all required building control, fire regulation and health and safety standards".
Seventeen people are still being treated in London hospitals, nine of whom remain in critical condition, the UK Press Association reported.
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