There has been growing fury at the low-rent estate where residents wanted answers on why the fire was able to spread so rapidly and why complaints about safety had been ignored.
Mrs May said the public inquiry into the fire will take place "as soon as possible" and insisted the Government had acted on previous warnings about tower block safety by a coroner. She failed to say anything at all until 6.30pm on Wednesday, when fire-fighters had been risking their lives since the early hours.
He says while "current systems in place may work well for a terrorist attack, there are legitimate questions about whether they are still appropriate in situations where obtaining this information could take much longer". "There is no timeframe for when the inquest will be, but certainly not in the short term".
The government has promised a full public inquiry.
At least 76 people are unaccounted for, according to media reports, although it was not known whether some of those were among the bodies recovered so far. Unfortunately, that number is only expected to rise as officials continue to search for dozens of missing persons.
Many residents of the building remain unaccounted for, and police said numerous remains may never be identified.
The police stressed in a statement that "there is nothing to suggest the fire was started deliberately".
"When you have a fire that takes hold like that, that is literally an inferno".
Some 200 people marched near Notting Hill Gate tube station on Friday, demanding action from local councilors tasked with housing people following the disaster. A blaze at a building in Melbourne, Australia, in 2014 was later directly linked to the type of combustible cladding in place on the structure and triggered an audit of numerous city's high-rises.
Vanezis said the best chance to identify victims may be if firefighters find bits of teeth or bone, medical devices like pacemakers or artificial implants.
As of Friday morning, 24 patients remained in four hospitals, 12 in critical condition.
Detectives have asked for early guidance from the special crime division of the Crown Prosecution Service, which is understood to involve any charges that might be considered and the evidence required to bring any prosecutions.
"Sadly we do not expect there to be any survivors", Cundy said.
Among the questions being asked are whether the owner of the building took any shortcuts in its use of construction materials, including the installation of external cladding, part of a renovation completed a year ago, that may have accelerated the fire's spread: It took only 15 minutes to take hold across the tower block. "All have a duty of care".
A strong campaigner on mental health, the Duke said it was important that those affected talked about the trauma they had witnessed and urged volunteers to get the right support.
"What we didn't achieve was awful but I do know that everyone gave their all". I know at least 30 people who have died, and sadly I do believe those numbers ... will increase.