Four more Grenfell Tower victims identified

Posted June 24, 2017

Camden Council will evacuate 161 households from a tower block tonight amid fire safety concerns.

"Camden Council is absolutely determined to ensure that our residents are safe and we have promised them that we will work with them, continue to act swiftly and be open and transparent", Gould said in a statement.

The move comes as a vast operation is under way across the United Kingdom to identify buildings with cladding like that used on the Grenfell Tower fire in north Kensington where a fire killed at least 79 people.

The move follows news that similar cladding was used on the Chalcots Estate to that which spread the Grenfell Tower fire in Kensington earlier this month.

She said it is thought the work would take three to four weeks, adding: "We realise that this is hugely distressing for everyone affected and we will be doing all we can, alongside the London Fire Brigade and other authorities, to support our residents at this hard time". They will be moved to temporary housing, which includes hotels and homes of friends and family.

Taplow resident Shirley Phillips said she had only heard about the evacuation on Sky News, adding: "I've got a little bag together".

Authorities now acknowledge the risks posed by exterior cladding to thousands of people around the country who live in blocks like Grenfell Tower. "Where do they think we're all going?"

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Resident Michelle Urquhart says she's angry because residents were assured as late as Thursday that the problem was being addressed.

The London Metropolitan Police is considering filing criminal charges against the company, including manslaughter charges.

Hotpoint said Friday that "words can not express our sorrow at this bad tragedy" and added it was working with authorities to examine the appliance.

Tauranga mayor Greg Brownless said: "Naturally it's concerning if any of our buildings are coated in the same material as the Grenfell Tower but fortunately we do not have many high rises in the city".

The number of people to have died, including those classed as missing presumed dead, remains at 79.

Tests on the building's material as part of the police investigation were "small scale", the officer said, but added: "All I can say at the moment is they (tiles and insulation) don't pass any safety tests". Samples from 14 buildings in London, Manchester and Plymouth have already been found to be combustible. "We did our best I promise".