181 high-rise buildings fail safety tests in UK

Published: July 20, 2017 11:15:37 | Updated: October 23, 2017 11:34:12


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Some 181 high-rise buildings have failed safety tests carried out after a fire that killed at least 80 people in London last month, the British government said on Sunday.

 

Officials are conducting tests on some 600 high-rise buildings across England after fire ravaged the Grenfell tower block in west London on June 14.

 

The Department for Communities said in a statement that the cladding from 181 high-rise buildings in 51 local authority areas had failed tests, according to Reuters.

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