Mourners gather for candlelit vigil 100 days on from Grenfell disaster

Just five families have been permanently re-housed since the disaster

Mourners gather for candlelit vigil 100 days on from Grenfell disaster

Mourners attend a vigil held at the Maxilla Social Club, west London, to mark one hundred days since the Grenfell Tower fire, 22-09-2017. Image: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire/PA Images

A Candlelit vigil has been held in London to mark 100 days since the Grenfell Tower fire.

Around 100 members of the local community gathered in the shadow of the burnt-out tower to remember loved ones who died in the disaster.

On Wednesday, authorities in the UK said all of the children from a list of missing people compiled by police had been formally identified.

Police now believe slightly fewer people died in the blaze than previously thought.

A total of 67 victims have been formally identified so far.

Vigil

This evening, mourners carried candles and listened to prayers at a community space created by local residents for those affected by the fire.

The Bishop of Kensington offered a prayer for those who died while locals offered each other comfort.

The Grenfell Response Team yesterday warned that just five families have been permanently re-housed in the nearly three months since the disaster.

According to the figures there were 153 households in hotels, 41 households in temporary accommodation and five households in permanent accommodation.

A further £5.5m (€6.2m) has been made available to those affected. The money is set to be distributed by the London Emergencies Trust.