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Minute's silence to be held for Grenfell Tower victims

Tributes have been pouring in for victims of the Grenfell tower block fire at vigils set up across west London Credit: Yui Mok/PA

A minute's silence will be observed at 11am on Monday as a mark of respect for all those who have been affected by the Grenfell Tower disaster, the government has announced.

The country will fall silent as the nation remembers all who lost their lived in Wednesday's tragedy as well as thinking about all the survivors who lost their homes in the blaze.

At least 58 people are "missing and presumed dead" after the fire at the west London tower block police said on Saturday - with 30 out of the 58 already known to have died.

Searches are still ongoing at Grenfell Tower after a fire in the early hours of Wednesday morning trapped residents inside and left the building gutted Credit: PA

Plans for the minute's silence were announced just hours after Prime Minister Theresa May admitted that the support for Grenfell Tower victims in the wake of the fire 'wasn't good enough'.

It also coincided with the government's announcement of new measures to help people deal with the tragedy, including tailored bereavement support for those who have lost loved ones and an additional £1.5 million to pay for mental health support for members of the emergency services.

Unveiling the plans for additional suuport Mrs May said: "The residents of Grenfell Tower, families who have lost loved ones, and the emergency services who have been working so hard to help them have been through some of the most harrowing and traumatic experiences imaginable.

"As we do everything we can to help them, we will make sure they have the counselling and emotional support they need in the difficult days, weeks and years ahead."

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