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Grief is turning to outrage in the wake of London’s deadly Grenfell Tower apartment block fire, with British Prime Minister Theresa May confronted by protesters and a crowd of angry locals storming the local town hall.

Key points:

  • Locals storm town hall accusing authorities of forcing low-income families into sub-standard housing
  • PM Theresa May struggles to overcome accusations she lacked compassion for victims
  • Outside insulation panels installed on Grenfell may have helped fire spread, experts say

Tensions were high two days after the overnight fire gutted the huge housing block, killing at least 30 people and leaving dozens missing and hundreds homeless.

Ms May, who was criticised a day earlier for not meeting with locals and survivors, visited the area again on Friday to meet with some locals inside a church.

But the Conservative leader still struggled to overcome accusations that she lacked compassion because she had failed to meet with victims on her first visit to the devastated site.