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Ninety-five buildings fail safety tests after London fire

Ninety-five buildings have failed safety tests introduced after at least 79 people were killed in a fire that ravaged a tower block in west London earlier this month.

Published: 27th June 2017 06:16 PM  |   Last Updated: 27th June 2017 06:16 PM   |  A+A-

Damage to Grenfell Tower is seen following the catastrophic fire in north Kensington, London, Britain, June 25, 2017. (File | Reuters)

By Reuters

London: Ninety-five buildings have failed safety tests introduced after at least 79 people were killed in a fire that ravaged a tower block in west London earlier this month, a spokesman for British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday.

"Right now, we are at a position where 95 buildings in 32 local authority areas have now failed the tests and that remains a 100 percent failure rate," the spokesman told reporters.

"The prime minister said there would need to be a major national investigation into what had gone wrong when cladding which is failing the tests had been fitted on buildings across the country over a number of decades."

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