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>> Scrambling to support a grassroots relief effort. The government sending staff into help days after fire destroyed a London tower block. Prime Minister Theresa May, whose position is looking shaky, admitting this weekend the official response was not good enough. Anger is mounting, residents were left to direct legions of volunteers, floods of donations for those who lost everything.
58 people are missing and presumed dead in the charred wreck, police say. Making it Britain's deadliest fire since World War II, that number could rise. Grenfell increasingly seen as a deathly symbol of inequality. It housed some of the poorest residents of a rich London borough. People were trapped in their homes as the fire cut off the exit routes.
Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn, saying on Sunday, it shows something has gone badly wrong in the UK. He wants to know if budget cuts to local authorities played a role. Critics also say the government ignored safety proposals, in a four-year-old review that followed another fire. Chancellor Philip Hammond insisting Sunday that's not the case.
But he also said the cladding fixed to the outside Grenfell Tower only recently was illegal in the UK. Witnesses said it caught alight and spread the fire rapidly. May sparked anger by failing to meet locals and victims when she first went to the scene of the disaster. When she returned she had to be bundled away and under police guard.
Corbyn by contrast, praised for rushing to the scene and showing empathy with the victims. Critics say May has failed to feel the public mood, and that it could be her undoing.