London tower block fire: What went wrong at Grenfell Tower?

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London tower block fire: What went wrong at Grenfell Tower? 4.5
Investigators are trying to establish how a fire in a London tower block was able to spread so aggressively and so fast.

A renovation of the building was completed in 2016. Cosmetic cladding was added to the outside, with some experts suggesting it could have acted as an accelerant.

Sky's Tom Cheshire reports on what went wrong.








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It was designed like a huge chimney. The up draft spead it in minutes.

Author — DO NOT RESPOND

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♦️ FIRE SPRINKLERS NEEDED IN ALL BUILDINGS ♦️

Author — Can't Explain

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The Landlord is to blame, who didn't invest in any proper fire safety.

Author — El'amin mochichi

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I would be moving from any building attached to that company name.

Author — Rick Edmondson

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Typical... rich people in the area couldn't stand the 'eyesore' of the flats, and so they were made to look 'prettier' just to please them, but to the detriment of it's residents. It's always the poor that suffer

Author — nikki G

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why did the Director for Housing not reply/ignore direct correspondance from the residents about safety concerns? shocking!!!

Author — Will Mac

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everything is too late. all the sudden listen to expert? people burned alive.

Author — Keking

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Was the. Bldg made of cardboard, my god, Muslim, white, Chinese, they all died a horrible death. Canada weeps

Author — Jim bob

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What went wrong?? The government did this to them. Clearly this was intentional. Satan demanded souls from the elite so they went this route.

Author — Onazzz808

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Aluminium Composite Material (ACM) rainscreen overclad
That's what caused the flames to rise.

Author — Luis Andres

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These people were killed by gentrification.

Author — dloverise

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Investigators "already know" as do the Fire Brigades at that instant... the rest is Politics..!

Author — Marsh

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If this building was in New York it would have fell down in minutes. Just more proof that 9/11 was an inside job.

Author — Sodthong

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No arrests so far? any councillors, the Rydon group's directors?

Author — nadnet77

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After the false Enquiry-The Conservative Government will say it was an unfortunate accident.

Author — zondaintheair

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I JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND OF THIS HORRIFIC EVENT ! MORE SO IT TOOK PLACE IN A SO CALLED DEVELOPED 1ST WORLD COUNTRY

Author — Anne Borneo

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I am an architect. I am Spanish and I build according to our fire regulations. If the stair shown there is a "Fire safe area" just because there are no combustible materials in it and if THAT door is a fire door, I have no doubt why all that people died. A proper fire door is made of metal, it stands 90 minutes of fire. It has no glass, except, sometimes, a tiny porthole and can only be opened in one direction, that is "scape direction". The walls must be covered in non combustible materials, it must have an independent sprinkle system, and the windows which provide natual air circulation must also be special. I am sorry to say this, but that staircase if a 3rd world fire staircase.

I am totally amazed by the lack of fire regulations these building must follow in UK.

Author — asunagullo

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Nothing went wrong, everything went as planned.

Author — Gary Lee

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I'm gonna put this in terms that right wingers can understand
"This was REGULAR FIRE...not big boom boom from ninjas"

Author — Rick Enman

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What went wrong, simple 10 years of Tory govt and Tory local govt control.

Author — The 99%