London begins to pick up the pieces following a deadly fire in an apartment high-rise. Twelve people are known to have died, with eighteen more in critical condition. Residents say that had raised concerns over fire safety in the building.
The tower block fire in West London has raised questions about the safety record of the company that managed the building - and the government. Residents had warned of dangerous conditions. Samira Shackle reports.
In a dramatic move, hundreds of people have been evacuated from five tower blocks because of safety concerns. Hundreds of buildings across the UK may have the combustible cladding that fueled the fire at Grenfell Tower.
Tests on external materials of other tower blocks in Britain conducted after the Grenfell Tower fire showed instances of combustible cladding. The aftermath of the fire has also forced a local administrator to resign.
London police said it would take weeks to recover and identify all the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire. UK Prime Minister Theresa May has admitted support for families on the ground was not good enough.
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