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Residents are evacuated from the Taplow Tower residential block as a precautionary measure in north London, Britain, on June 23.
Residents are evacuated from the Taplow Tower residential block as a precautionary measure in north London, Britain, on June 23.

5 London Buildings Evacuated Over Fire Safety Concerns

5 London Buildings Evacuated Over Fire Safety Concerns

Thousands of residents in a sprawling north London housing estate were forced to leave their apartments late on Friday after fire checks carried out in the wake of the deadly Grenfell Tower blaze found the buildings to be unsafe.
Amid chaotic scenes, residents clutching children, pets and small amounts of clothing and food emerged from five tower blocks to sleep on air beds in a local sports center after hearing the news that their buildings were being evacuated.
Fire checks have been carried out on some 600 high-rise buildings across England after a fire ravaged a social tower block in west London last week, killing at least 79 people, Reuters reported.
“I know it’s difficult but Grenfell changes everything,” Georgia Gould, the head of Camden Council, said in a statement late on Friday.
“I don’t believe we can take any risks with our residents’ safety.”
Police investigating the cause of the deadly 24-story Grenfell Tower blaze have said the fire started in a fridge but spread rapidly due to the use of external cladding on the building, trapping residents in their beds as they slept.
The cladding has since failed all safety checks.
The fire has become a flashpoint for public anger at Prime Minister Theresa May’s record in government and cuts to local authority budgets. Grenfell Tower is situated in Kensington, one of the richest boroughs in Europe.
Battling to save her position after losing her majority in a June 8 election, May has promised to do everything she can to protect those residents who survived the fire and to improve the quality and safety of public housing in Britain.
The London Fire Brigade said it had found a number of fire safety issues at the Chalcots Estate in Camden, north London, and advised that residents should leave the building until they were resolved.

 

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