Grenfell Tower

  • JUDGE Jun 4, 2018

    Inquiry Begins Into Deadly London Grenfell Tower Fire That Killed More Than 70

    An inquiry into the fire that tore through London’s Grenfell Tower high-rise almost a year ago, killing 72 people, began evidence hearings Monday with a lawyer vowing it would address the “overwhelming question: Why?” The judge-led inquiry, which is expected to last about 18 months, aims to find the causes of Britain’s deadliest fire in decades and to prevent future...

  • actor Sep 2, 2017

    Celebs Play Benefit Soccer Match to Aid London Fire Victims

    Stars from the entertainment and sports worlds have played a soccer match in London to benefit victims of the high-rise apartment building fire that claimed more than 80 lives in June. The game was played Saturday before a sellout crowd at Loftus Road stadium, one mile from the burned-out Grenfell Tower. Running legend Mo Farah, Mumford & Sons frontman Marcus...

  • The Associated Press Jul 27, 2017

    UK Police: Corporate Manslaughter Possible in Tower Fire

    British police said Thursday they have “reasonable grounds” to suspect that local authorities may have committed corporate manslaughter in a deadly high-rise fire in London. The Metropolitan Police force said it has officially informed the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, which owns the Grenfell Tower public housing block, and the management group the Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Association...

  • Associated Press Jul 24, 2017

    US Maker of Panels in London Fire: Others Install Them

    The U.S. company that manufactured panels on a London apartment tower where at least 80 people perished in an inferno has quit selling them for high-rises because it has no control over their installation, a top company executive said Monday. Arconic Inc. is continuing to work with investigators to determine what caused the flames to spread so rapidly at Grenfell...

  • MAYOR Jul 5, 2017

    UK Police Retrieve All ‘Visible Remains’ From Fire-Hit Tower

    All “visible human remains” have been recovered from London’s fire-gutted Grenfell Tower, but the “catastrophic” damage means months of grim work will be needed before the full death toll is known, British police said Wednesday. Three weeks after a blaze tore through the high-rise apartment building, the Metropolitan Police force said 87 “recoveries” of human remains have been made, but...

  • London Jun 23, 2017

    Manslaughter Charges, Possible Cause Eyed in Deadly London Tower Blaze

    Manslaughter charges are among the offenses under consideration in the devastating Grenfell Tower blaze that killed 79 people, London police said Friday. In its most detailed briefing yet on the criminal investigation, Metropolitan Police Detective Superintendent Fiona McCormack confirmed suspicions by residents that a refrigerator had sparked the June 14 blaze. She also revealed that cladding placed on the building...

  • food Jun 22, 2017

    London Fire: About 600 UK Buildings May Be ‘Combustible’

    Some 600 buildings in England could have been fitted with flammable external panels like the ones believed to have contributed to a fire that killed at least 79 people in a west London apartment building, Prime Minister Theresa May’s Downing Street office said. Government facilities testing cladding have so far found three tower blocks to have combustible panels. The testing...

  • Twitter Jun 20, 2017

    Adele Visits London Firefighters After Deadly High-Rise Blaze

    London’s fire department has posted photos of Adele meeting with firefighters to offer support following a devastating fire in the borough that is believed to have killed 79 people. It posted the pictures on Twitter on Tuesday, showing the singer posing with firefighters in front of their engine at the Chelsea fire station. Adele had a cup of tea with...

  • London Jun 19, 2017

    ‘Incredibly Distressing Time’: 79 Now Believed to Have Died in London High-Rise Fire

    London police said 79 people are now believed to have died in the fire that swept through a high-rise apartment building last week, making it the deadliest blaze in recent British history. Authorities increased the count Monday after spending the weekend working with families to identify all those who are missing and believed to have died inside the 24-story Grenfell...

  • food Jun 18, 2017

    Banned Building Materials Suspected in London Fire: UK

    The new exterior cladding used in a renovation on London’s Grenfell Tower may have been banned under U.K. building regulations, two British ministers said Sunday as police continued their investigation into the inferno that killed at least 58 people. Trade Minister Greg Hands said the government is carrying out an “urgent inspection” of the roughly 2,500 similar tower blocks across...

  • food Jun 17, 2017

    58 Confirmed or Presumed Dead After London Blaze: UK Police

    Fifty-eight people who were in Grenfell Tower are still missing and are presumed to be dead, London police announced Saturday, raising the death toll in the horrific inferno that turned the public housing block into a charred hulk. Public anger is mounting as residents and neighbors demand answers for how the blaze early Wednesday spread so quickly and trapped so...

  • Facebook Jun 14, 2017

    At Least 12 Deaths Confirmed, Dozens Hospitalized in London High-Rise Blaze

    A fast-moving overnight fire engulfed a 24-story apartment tower in London on Wednesday, killing at least 12 people and injuring 74 others, police said. Desperately trying to avoid the flames, residents threw one baby and other small children from high windows to people down on the sidewalk, witnesses said. The inferno lit up the night sky and spewed black smoke...

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