Relatives were concerned about the overall death toll and the time it was taking to identify the dead.
“The answers are not being given. People are asking the questions, but we are being told, ‘We still don’t know,’” Choucair said earlier. He is still uncertain about what happened to his mother, Sirria Choucair; his brother-in-law, Bassem Choukair; his sister Nadia Choucair; and their three children: Mierna, 13; Fatima, 11; and Zainab, three.That's because they still don't know. It's not some vast conspiracy to prevent people from knowing.
His family has been allocated a family liaison officer by the police, but still had no confirmation about the fate of the missing relatives. Police have not formally told them that the family are missing, presumed dead. “We are praying for the best,” he said. “It is killing us more than anything, not being told what we should know. It is very unfair and very inhumane. We have to sit by, every day and wonder what is happening. I can’t express how we all feel.”It is what it is. Good grief, in most of the Third World areas these people hail from, the 'authorities' would have bulldozed the tower already after a cursory search!
Police have told the family that the top three floors, where his relatives lived in two flats, remain very unsafe. “It is very unstable, very insecure,” he said. “They say it may take days, months, years to search. How can you tell a parent, loved ones, a family, ‘Just hang on in there, hold on, one day we will know’? That’s not right. It’s not fair. Things should be done more quickly.”Which part of 'unsafe' are you unclear on, exactly? It's going as fast as it can reasonably go, in a country with H&S laws.
Sid-ali Atmani lived with his wife, daughter and stepson on the 15th floor of the tower.
He said they were offered a two-bedroom flat in the nearby borough of Westminster, but he was holding out for something the right size and near his children’s school, adding that residents were “not asking for the moon, they are asking for dignity”.Jesus wept! Where's the dignity in living off the taxpayer and demanding more and more as if you were entitled to it?
There was also a widespread demand for detailed answers on the process of DNA testing and the recovery of bodies. Anna Thwaites, a Bindmans solicitor, said: “Families want information about why the identification process is taking so long.”They've been given that information. They don't seem to be listening, or comprehending. Shouldn't it be your job to tell them that?