Adele visits Grenfell Tower firefighters and offers 'tea and a cuddle'

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The terms of reference for a public inquiry into a fire at a London tower block that killed 79 people are being drafted and Prime Minister Theresa May knows people want answers quickly on the disaster, her spokesman said yesterday.

Adele has visited the firefighters who battled the horrific blaze at Grenfell Tower last week.

He said only five people had been formally identified so far, after officers earlier warned that some may never be identified due to the condition of the remains.

The statement said: "Although the cause of the fire at Grenfell Tower will not be established for some time, Uttlesford District Council would like to reassure residents that safety is our top priority".

British officials have announced a nationwide minute of silence to honor the victims on Monday morning.

He fought back tears as he told reporters at New Scotland Yard about the scene inside the tower.

Metropolitan Police Commander Stuart Cundy added the task of naming the others killed in the blaze is likely to be a long and arduous process because the intensity of the fire is making it hard to identify remains.

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It is incredibly hard to describe the devastation in some parts of that building.

"The scale of this investigation is truly significant and we are looking at all criminal offences that may have been committed and from day one have worked closely with London Fire Brigade, the Health and Safety Executive and a wide range of specialists", he said.

An additonal 70 people are reportedly missing.

Despite this, Kensington MP Emma Dent Coad claimed many were seen "sleeping in cars and in parks because they don't know where to go and they aren't being looked after".

He said 250 investigators were working on the case, with a primary aim of identifying victims and inform their loved ones as soon as possible.

The five victims officers were able to identify include Anthony Disson, 65, Ya-Haddy Sisi Saye, Abufars Ibrahim, 39, Khadija Saye, 24, and a 52-year-old woman whose family did not wish for her name to be released.

However, May did not support a proposal put forward by Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the opposition Labour Party, to seize unoccupied properties to re-house survivors of the fire, the spokeswoman said. But I don't think anything prepared me for what I was going to see when I was in there.