27 towers fail fire safety checks in Britain, hundreds evacuated
27 towers fail fire safety checks in Britain, hundreds evacuated
25 June, 2017, 00:59
The government will work with local authorities to make sure any unsafe material is removed and residents are safe, she said.
The announcement came as around 3,000 residents of the Chalcots Estate in Camden, north London, face weeks in temporary accommodation after four tower blocks were evacuated.
The evacuation was prompted by the fact that the external cladding of the five towers in the estate, were similar to the one that triggered the Grenfell Tower fire disaster, presumed to have killed 79 people.
Emerging into the streets on a hot night, residents clutched children, pets and small amounts of clothing and food to try to find a bed in a local hotel or with family or friends.
"It was farcical communication", 21-year-old Daniel Tackaberry told Reuters outside a nearby sports center where the local council had laid out air beds.
Several residents told Sky News they found out what was going on from watching the news channel.
Specifics on where the buildings were located were not given, but officials said they were in 15 council areas.
Officials had said earlier that samples of cladding panels from 14 buildings in London, Manchester and Plymouth had been found to be combustible. A local London council has chose to evacuate some 800 households in apar.
(AP Photo/Alastair Grant). Residents are evacuated from the Taplow residential tower block on the Chalcots Estate, in the borough of Camden, north London, Friday, June 23, 2017.
Twenty-seven high-rise apartment blocks have failed fire cladding safety tests carried out in the wake of a deadly inferno at a west London tower, the British Government says.
"We would welcome any changes to fire safety codes, law, guidance, advice or practice that would result in improvements in fire safety in such buildings".
"I know some residents are angry and upset, but I want to be very clear that Camden Council acted to protect them", Gould said in a statement.
Now, they could wait weeks for the council to make the buildings safe by removing the cladding and carrying out other remedial work.
The block housed a diverse community of as many as 500 people, including many from overseas.
Police Detective Superintendent Fiona McCormack said they were looking into whether the use of the two materials was illegal and were, therefore, considering whether to pursue manslaughter charges against those responsible.
"Now I'm being told they can't rehouse me because I've got a dog".
Supporters of the principles-based approach say it avoids the emergence of loopholes and means companies have to take account of new information on risks immediately, rather than wait for a new regulation to be drafted.The fatal fire was started by a faulty Hotpoint fridge-freezer in one of the apartments, London police said on Friday. The cladding has since failed all safety checks.
An in-depth look at the causes of the Grenfell Tower blaze by the New York Times detailed how in the United Kingdom, a "drive by successive governments from both major political parties to free businesses from the burden of safety regulations" allowed the tower's owners to swaddle the outside of the building in a highly flammable aluminum and polyethylene cladding.
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