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originally posted by: Macenroe82
What rattled me even more is how the news felt it was important to state that this building was home to a majority of muslim's.
How in the hell does that have ANY bearing on the fact that the building is on fire and the tenants are trapped inside?
Its sickening that the news felt it was so detrimental in announcing the majority of the occupants faith.
This is a full on tragedy.
If found responsible - I hope the owner is charged for manslaughter for every life lost.
originally posted by: capncrunch88
a reply to: TrueBrit
So stupid to put that cladding on the outside of the building after the incidents on other high rises across the world. How could regulators not have seen that and stopped using it? Not only stop using it, but rip it off any places it had been installed? Just a total cock up if you ask me. I hope some people end up in jail over this.
Is there an estimate on the number of victims yet? I've seen 18 so far but they said the number might go higher....
originally posted by: oldcarpy
a reply to: TrueBrit
Thanks for that. Existing legislation already provides that properties have to be fit for human habitation so the title of the Independent's article is a little misleading and tenants do have comprehensive rights and can get Legal Aid quite often too to enforce them. Yes, there are bad landlords but there are also bad tenants.
possession proceedings and eviction - including counterclaims for disrepair
homelessness including asylum support for accommodation
anti-social behaviour cases
originally posted by: micpsi
Judging by the number of people known to be missing, the final casualty figure is likely to reach 100. However, the police have warned that the exact figure may never be known (nor every fatality identified) because of the destruction of their bodies.