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London - Panels On 60 UK Buildings Fail Fire Safety Tests

Published on: June 25, 2017 04:00 PM
By: AP
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Passers-by look at posters and messages of condolence for the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire, in a street near the tower, in north London, Britain, June 25, 2017.  REUTERS/Peter NichollsPassers-by look at posters and messages of condolence for the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire, in a street near the tower, in north London, Britain, June 25, 2017.  REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

London - Britain’s government says the list of high-rise apartment towers fitted with external cladding that failed fire safety tests has grown to 60. The buildings are spread across 25 areas around the country.

Sunday’s announcement came as samples of exterior panels fitted to high-rise apartments are being tested to see if they are similar to those at London’s Grenfell Tower, which was engulfed in an inferno that killed at least 79 people on June 14.

Combustible cladding was blamed for the rapid spread of that blaze.

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The samples that failed safety tests came from buildings all over England, from London to cities that included Norwich, Doncaster, Manchester and Plymouth.



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