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UK's May pledges $6.4 million for fire survivors

AP  |  London 

British Prime Minister is promising a comprehensive package of help for victims of the devastating fire at a west apartment building.

May today announced a 5 million pound ($6.4 million) fund following meeting with survivors of the Grenfell Tower tragedy. The package includes a guarantee to rehouse people as close as practically possible to where they previously lived either in the borough of Kensington and Chelsea or in neighboring boroughs.

May says she "spoke with people who ran from the fire in only the clothes they were wearing."

May says the fund aims to "give the victims the immediate support they need to care for themselves and for loved ones. We will continue to look at what more needs to be done."

The move came after strong criticism from London's mayor, Sadiq Khan.

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First Published: Sat, June 17 2017. 01:32 IST