UK Police release video from inside Grenfell Tower

19/06/2017

New footage from inside Grenfell Tower shows the devastation caused by the blaze, as police expect the death toll to continue to rise.

The latest images were captured by a police recovery team sent in to find the bodies of victims and evidence of what caused the fire.

Commander Stuart Cundy said the fire damage verged on "indescribable".

The footage comes as it emerges survivors of the tragedy have been given just  £10 a day to live off, despite more than £3 million in donations to relief funds.

Nisha Parti, a film producer who has been organising help for victims, said volunteers have been unable to access the money, and said "no one is telling us where it is".

"There is money pouring in from all these amazing volunteers – we can't get access to the money."

"Kensington and Chelsea [Council] are giving ten pounds to the survivors when they go to the hotels…a tenner."

Tory MP Sarah Wollaston said she was "beyond disgusted" by the revelation.

"People have given money in the expectation that it would be used rapidly to give direct help.  To hear that people are being given just £10 – I am just appalled.'

Prime Minister Theresa May announced on Sunday (local time) that residents whose homes were destroyed would receive a £5,500 Government payout later this week and pledged £5 million through an emergency fund.

Labour MP David Lammy described the treatment of the survivors as an "outrage" and a "scandal".

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