In the early hours of Wednesday, the building turned into a flaming torch in minutes.
The Sun newspaper on Friday listed 65 people who it said were still missing or feared dead, Reuters reported. Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton said it would be a "miracle" if anyone else were to be found alive.
On the night of the fire, Donald rushed to the local church in her pyjamas and spent hours helping evacuees as best she could, making tea, providing toys to entertain the children and cleaning the toilets which were being used by dozens of people.
Residents related how they woke up to the smell of burning and rushed to escape through smoke-filled corridors.
As Tucker and others reported that fire safety concerns raised by residents had fallen on deaf ears, the fallout from the disaster fed into the broader political picture.
"You can see the anger for the community, justifiably so", he said.
Questions are growing about how the flames spread so quickly, engulfing the tower's 120 apartments in what fire chiefs said was an unprecedented blaze.
After visiting the site of the devastating fire in a 24-storey tower building in London, May said on Thursday that she wanted to make sure the awful tragedy is properly investigated.
Mr Khan answered: "We need to know they have somewhere to live". "People deserve answers; the inquiry will give them".
Flames from the huge fire which engulfed Grenfell Tower leapt several storeys during the blazing, prompting witnesses to suggest that it had spread via cladding installed on the building as part of a refurbishment completed previous year.
Rydon, the firm responsible for the refit, said the project "met all required building regulations".
The Guardian reported that when the building was refurbished previous year, it was finished with a cheaper form of aluminum composite cladding that did not contain fire-resistant material.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan demanded that at least a preliminary report on the blaze be published this summer. "Families must not face the indignity of having to hand over reams of personal and financial paperwork - which a lot of them will no longer have for obvious reasons - to the overworked and bureaucratic Legal Aid Agency", she said. "What are you going to do about it?"
Officials said there would be an investigation, although it is highly speculated that the building's cladding may have accelerated the spread of the fire.
"We are ensuring that within three weeks people will be rehoused so that they have a home to go to".
Others gathered seeking news of the missing. Adam said she saw he was able to prepare a bag of clothes before he could run.
"We like to think of ourselves as "roughty, toughty" and heroes - they are heroes - but they have feelings". 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. "Maybe 70 percent are from Somalia, Sudan, Morocco". David Lammy, the member of Parliament for the Tottenham area of North London, who may have lost a family friend in the fire, was especially critical.
People demonstrate demanding answers over the Grenfell Tower fire, in London, Friday June 16, 2017.
By Thursday morning, there was no sign of life in or around the blackened hulk.
Behind the security cordon at the foot of the tower, a moving show of solidarity has emerged, mixing with resentment of local residents who feel hard done by in what is Britain's richest neighbourhood. Outside the cordons, impromptu tributes appeared with photos of missing people, messages of condolence, flowers and candles. He spoke about a girl and a black cab driver mate who haven't been heard of since the fire, then he got very emotional.