Tests carried out on a number of tower blocks in the United Kingdom have found the cladding is combustible, British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday (June 22).
The Prime Minister was making a statement in the House of Commons about the Grenfell Tower fire, in which 79 people have been confirmed dead, or are missing and presumed dead.
the cladding used to cover Grenwell Tower before Wednesday’s killer fire was a cheaper, more flammable version of two options – the manufacturer of the panels has reportedly confirmed.
A criminal investigation has been launched to find how flames raced up the side of the west London tower block, killing at least 30 people inside.
Fire tore through the 24-storey block on June 14 and questions have been raised about the building’s cladding. May said support for families in the initial hours after the fire was not good enough and that it was right the chief executive of Kensington and Chelsea council, Nicholas Holgate, had resigned.