Thursday, 19 April, 2018

May calls for major investigation of cladding

St Mary's Hospital Isaac Paulous, aged five, identified as victim of Grenfell Tower fire
Nicole Thomas | 29 June, 2017, 09:00

Of the 75 buildings where cladding has been tested, all failed fire safety checks.

A woman speaks on the phone behind her flat window of Bray Tower, part of the Chalcots Estate in the borough of Camden, in London, Monday, June 26, 2017.

A five- year-old boy has been identified by police as the youngest victim so far of the fire which engulfed a London tower block two weeks ago, killing at least 79 people.

Thousands of people have been evacuated from four high-rises in north London after inspectors found myriad safety problems that included faulty fire doors and troubles with gas pipe insulation as well as the cladding.

By Tuesday morning, tests had been carried out on cladding in 95 residential blocks across 32 local areas, all installed since around 2000 - and concluded that 100 percent of the materials were combustible.

Dave Power, group chief executive at One Manchester, said work would begin immediately to remove the cladding and additional safety measures were in place.

An 11-story apartment building in western Germany's Wuppertal city was evacuated after officials confirmed that the structure had cladding panels similar to those at London's Grenfell Tower, where 79 people died in a fire.

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In a statement released by the Metropolitan Police, his family said: "Isaac our beloved son was taken from us when he was only five years old".

The aluminum composite panels have been used for decades to help insulate buildings and improve their appearance, but the Grenfell disaster has prompted hard questions about their regulation. An official says he died of smoke inhalation.

Charles also met some of the survivors of the deadly fire, holding the hand of a man who said he had lost his family in the blaze, while another woman fought back tears after chatting with the Prince. "We will all miss our kind, energetic, generous little boy".

His body, which was recovered by firefighters on the 13th floor, had to be identified by his dental records.

Coroner Fiona Wilcox said that 18 of the victims have so far been formally identified.

"We believe this is the right decision because of the inconsistency of building codes across the world and issues that have arisen in the wake of the Grenfell Tower", Arconic said in a statement.

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