Memorials held five years on from London fire tragedy

France24 says survivors and families of the victims of Britain's worst residential fire since World War II will on Tuesday mark the fifth anniversary of the tragedy.

Memorials held 5 years on from Grenfell London fire tragedy

France24 says survivors and families of the victims of Britain’s worst residential fire since World War II will on Tuesday mark the fifth anniversary of the tragedy.

A total of 72 people were killed when a fire that started in a faulty freezer ripped through the 24-storey Grenfell Tower block in west London.

An official report blamed highly combustible cladding fixed to the exterior of the high-rise as the “principal reason” the fire spread.

But despite a costly ongoing public inquiry, the government has been accused of failing to implement urgent safety changes to prevent a similar tragedy in other high-rise blocks.

A day of events includes a memorial service and a 72-second silence after which the names of all of the victims will be read out.

https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20220614-memorials-held-five-years-on-from-london-fire-tragedy

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