Grenfell Tower fire: Government staff sent in to Kensington and Chelsea Council

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Government staff have been drafted in to bolster the official response to the Grenfell Tower disaster in west London.

The move follows widespread criticism of the local council’s performance.

Residents condemned the relief effort as “absolute chaos” and complained that Kensington and Chelsea Council had provided little support or information.

The council said it would cooperate “in full” with the government’s inquiry into the fire, in which at least 58 people are believed to have died.

Many have been left homeless by the massive fire that engulfed the 24-storey block of flats on Wednesday.

Police fear the number of the dead could increase. The BBC understands the death toll could rise to about 70 people in total.

As part of the new move by the government,

Article source: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-40316812

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