GRENFELL TOWER FIRE

16 06 2017

REPOST:

Grenfell Action Group

Watching breaking news about the Grenfell Tower fire catastrophe. Too soon (5am) to even guess at numbers of casualties and fatalities. Our heartfelt and sincere condolences to all who have perished, to the injured, to those who are bereaved or are still searching for missing loved ones.

Regular readers of this blog will know that we have posted numerous warnings in recent years about the very poor fire safety standards at Grenfell Tower and elsewhere in RBKC.

ALL OUR WARNINGS FELL ON DEAF EARS and we predicted that a catastrophe like this was inevitable and just a matter of time. Below is a list of links to previous blogs we posted on this site trying to warn the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, who own this property, and the Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation who supposedly manage all social housing in RBKC on the Council’s behalf:

https://grenfellactiongroup.wordpress.com/2013/01/28/fire-safety-scandal-at-lancaster-west/

https://grenfellactiongroup.wordpress.com/2016/11/20/kctmo-playing-with-fire/

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16 06 2017
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16 06 2017
flyingcuttlefish

thanks to great readers for this link 😉

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16 06 2017
flyingcuttlefish

Grenfell Tower resident Rania Ibrham shares video from inside inferno

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-06-15/london-tower-fire-concerns-grow-for-missing-mother/8619234

… she is missing

16 06 2017
flyingcuttlefish

16 06 2017
flyingcuttlefish

16 06 2017
miningawareness

On BBC they interviewed someone saying the firefighters association or something similar had tried to get the gov to address the issue, including adding sprinklers, etc. The person said that these older buildings were very fire resistant when built but cost-cutting on new insolation and making them look better to outsiders could make them flammable. I’ve seen big foam blocks added to these older medium rise buildings for insolation.

16 06 2017
flyingcuttlefish

more –

The Daily Mail has diagrams of the cladding panels ….

16 06 2017
flyingcuttlefish

Daily Mail – The luxury homes on Grenfell Tower’s doorstep that have been left EMPTY by their wealthy owners: Multi-million-pound houses are among 1,300 unoccupied properties in Britain’s richest borough
Grenfell Tower was home to 600 people before the inferno that killed at least 30
Families who have lost relatives and homes forced to sleep in emergency shelter
Homeless victims bedding down at Westway Community Centre in Notting Hill
And a good Samaritan has offered those affected 21 student flats during summer
But on the tragedy’s doorstep sit ‘ghost homes’ that lie empty and could be used
Mansions worth millions have been left empty, abandoned by wealthy owners

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4612036/Sprawling-abandoned-mansions-Grenfell-Tower-s-doorstep.html

16 06 2017
flyingcuttlefish

protest photos:
Grief turns to anger with protests in west and central London over Grenfell Tower fire
http://metro.co.uk/2017/06/16/protests-take-place-across-london-as-anger-grows-over-grenfell-tower-fire-6714579/#ixzz4kE6hic4u

17 06 2017
flyingcuttlefish

Daily Mail – After being booed by Grenfell victims, Theresa May caps another dreadful day with ‘inhuman’ TV interview and fails to give a single straight answer after being accused of misreading public’s anger
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4612598/Theresa-slammed-inhuman-Newsnight-interview.html

17 06 2017
flyingcuttlefish

Grenfell Tower fire is ‘corporate manslaughter’ and arrests must be made, says MP David Lammy

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/grenfell-tower-fire-corporate-manslaughter-arrests-david-lammy-mp-labour-london-kensington-a7790911.html

17 06 2017
flyingcuttlefish

WSWS: Corporate mass murder in London
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/06/17/pers-j17.html

17 06 2017
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