Navigation
Suscribe
Menu Search Facebook Twitter
Search Close
Menu ALL SECTIONS
  • Capital Coahuila
  • Capital Hidalgo
  • Capital Jalisco
  • Capital Morelos
  • Capital Oaxaca
  • Capital Puebla
  • Capital Quintana Roo
  • Capital Querétaro
  • Capital Veracruz
  • Capital México
  • Capital Michoacán
  • Capital Mujer
  • Reporte Índigo
  • Estadio Deportes
  • The News
  • Efekto
  • Diario DF
  • Capital Edo. de Méx.
  • Green TV
  • Revista Cambio
Radio Capital
Pirata FM
Capital Máxima
Capital FM
Digital
Prensa
Radio
TV
X
Newsletter
Facebook Twitter
X Welcome! Subscribe to our newsletter and receive news, data, statistical and exclusive promotions for subscribers
World

Checks After London Blaze Reveal More High-Rise Safety Flaws

Thousands of buildings are being checked for safety after the June 14 fire at Grenfell Tower, which killed at least 80 people

General view of Ledbury Towers, south London, Friday Aug. 11, 2017, photo: PA/Dominic Lipinski, via AP
4 months ago

LONDON – Safety checks conducted after the deadly London high-rise fire have revealed that four tower blocks in the city are at risk of collapse if there is a gas explosion.

Local officials say the Ledbury Towers housing complex in south London has a design flaw that leaves them vulnerable.

The flaw should have been fixed after a similarly designed London tower collapsed in 1968, killing four people. But Southwark Council says the work may never have been done.

The council said Friday it has turned off the gas supply to the buildings, which contain 242 apartments. It says residents will have to move out during emergency repair work.

Thousands of buildings are being checked for safety after the June 14 fire at Grenfell Tower, which killed at least 80 people.

Comments Whatsapp Twitter Facebook Share
More From The News
Latest News

Democrat Jones wins stunning red-state A ...

2 days ago
Business

Asian stocks mixed ahead of Fed rate ann ...

3 days ago
Entertainment

NFL Network suspends analysts over sexua ...

3 days ago
Business

Minnesota announces restrictions on usin ...

3 days ago
Most Popular

French PM says Disputed Labour Bill Open ...

By The Associated Press
Business

Business Leaders Bullish About Long Term ...

By Lázaro González
Business

New Delivery App Rappi Says It's Not Sel ...

By Caitlin Donohue
Business

Power Lunch to Close

By The Associated Press
Business

Daily Exchange: Dollar Continues Descent ...

By Notimex
Business