London Grenfell Tower disaster news

This video from Britain says about itself:

Grenfell Tower: 100s referred over mental health, and who owns Kensington’s houses?

BBC News at Six & Channel 4 News 9 August 2017

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Grenfell death leaves a hole that can’t be filled

Thursday 31st August 2017

THE family of a Grenfell Tower resident who was confirmed dead yesterday said they have been left with a “gaping hole in our hearts that can never be filled.”

Denis Murphy, 56, is believed to have become trapped on the 14th floor of the burning block when the fire broke out on June 14.

In a statement released through the Metropolitan Police yesterday, his family spoke of “an agonising 10 weeks” between the disaster and his formal identification.

They said: “The pain, loss and sorrow we feel is indescribable and we have been left devastated with a gaping hole in our hearts that can never be filled.

“To us he was an inspiration and an amazing, selfless, caring person and we feel lucky and blessed that he was part of our family, and his warmth and love will stay with us forever.

“What really matters to us is what he stood for — family, friends, community, loyalty and love — and our lives will never be the same without him.”

Mr Murphy’s formal identification came ahead of the opening of the latest inquests into victims of the fire in west London that killed at least 80 people.

Westminster coroner Fiona Wilcox will open the cases of Hesham Rahman and Ernie Vital.

Mr Rahman, 57, is said to have last made contact with his family at around 3am when he told them he could smell smoke.

It was reported that Mr Rahman had diabetes, making it difficult for him to walk down stairs.

Mr Vital, 50, lived on the 16th floor with his mother Marjorie, 68, who also died in the tragedy.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Thursday 31st August 2017

A REVIEW in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy will consider whether there have been “potential systemic failures” in building and fire regulations.

The government published the terms of reference for the independent review of building regulations and fire safety yesterday.

The review, to be led by former Health & Safety Executive chair Dame Judith Hackitt and focusing on tower blocks, was announced in July, following the previous month’s Grenfell Tower fire in west London, in which at least 80 people died and hundreds of residents were displaced.

Cladding systems installed on high-rise residential blocks around the country failed fire safety tests carried out with urgency after the blaze.

The review will submit an interim report this autumn with a final version due to be on ministers’ desks in spring 2018.

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