London tower block to be evacuated over Grenfell cladding fears – Camden council

Ali WaelLast Update : Friday 23 June 2017 - 9:35 PM
London tower block to be evacuated over Grenfell cladding fears – Camden council

A tower block containing 161 households in the London district of Camden is to be evacuated over safety fears concerning cladding on the building in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster.

Seventy-nine people were killed when a fire destroyed the Grenfell block on 14 June.

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Camden Council released a statement Friday evening saying one of the tower blocks in the Chalcots estate will be evacuated over the fire risk.

Georgia Gould of Camden Council said the Taplow block in the estate will be evacuated and residents placed in temporary accommodation. 

“Today the London Fire Brigade completed a joint inspection of the blocks with Camden Council technical experts. Together we decided that the Taplow block needs to be temporarily decanted while we undertake urgent fire safety works so that residents can be fully assured of their safety,” Gould said.

Source: uk

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