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Five London towers evacuated over fire safety concerns

Nearly 4,000 residents were forced to leave five tower blocks in north London

Kate Holton & Jamillah Knowles  |  London 

Twenty seven high-rise apartment blocks have failed fire cladding safety tests that were launched in the wake of the Grenfell Tower blaze which killed 79 people, the British government said on Saturday.   The Department for Communities and Local Government said 27 developments from London in the south east to Manchester in the north and Plymouth on the south-west coast had failed fire tests on the cladding used in the buildings.   Late on Friday nearly 4,000 residents were forced to leave five tower blocks in north London after firefighters said it was unsafe for them to ...

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First Published: Sat, June 24 2017. 20:41 IST
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