Metropolitan Police Commander Stuart Cundy told The Associated Press that 24 people were being treated in hospitals, including 12 in critical condition.
Crews using an aerial platform were going "floor by floor" shining lights into the building, BBC reported.
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".
By contrast, Labor Party leader Jeremy Corbyn's response to the deadly blaze was suggest the "requisitioning" some of the expensive empty homes of the Kensington elite to ensure that displaced residents have shelter. It added it had offered its help and support to the relevant authorities, who were investigating the causes of the fire.
"While we do have forms of aluminium composite cladding on some buildings, we need to establish whether those types are the same aluminium composite as apparently was used in the [London] tower block". Police say 24 injured people remain at the hospital.
Mr Ellwood's claim led to raised eyebrows with many wondering that if security had been the issue, how it was that the Queen and the Duke of Cambridge had managed to speak to residents during their visit yesterday to the West Way Sports Centre near the site. "You have to be prepared to receive people's emotions, and not be so frightened about people".
"We need to have an explanation of this".
He received a number of hard questions, including one from a young child who reportedly asked, "How many children died?"
"One of the things the public inquiry will look into is the refurbishment of the tower blocks and whether the tower block was refurbished in a safe way", Mr Khan said.
Almost 110 families made homeless from the blaze are being housed at hotels in west London. "Luckily we didn't believe [the phone operator] and got out quickly", Waewta said, noting that it took a while for rescuers to reach them.
One of the first victims was named as 23-year-old Syrian refugee Mohammed Alhajali, with the Syria Solidarity Campaign director Kareen El Beyrouty launching a campaign towards funeral costs.
The Times newspaper quoted a Reynobond salesman as saying that in the United States the panels were banned for buildings taller than 40 feet (12 metres), far lower than the 24-storey Grenfell Tower that was consumed by the roaring blaze.
The government on Thursday set up an emergency fund to allow the local authorities to deal with the disaster.
British Prime Minister Theresa May is promising a comprehensive package of help for victims of the devastating fire at a west London apartment building. But the government has been criticized for failing to act on recommendations from previous tower block fires.
The fire, which started just before 1 a.m. Wednesday, surprised many as they slept and the speed with which it spread shocked fire experts.
Community centers in London have been overwhelmed by the number of donations flooding in for those left homeless by a high-rise apartment building fire.
Those recommendations were on the desk of the-then housing minister Gavin Barwell, who promised to review building regulations in light of the Lakanal House fire.