Grenfell report to call for wholesale fire safety changes

Grenfell report to call for wholesale fire safety changes
Grenfell report to call for wholesale fire safety changes

The engineer examining building codes after the Grenfell tower fire that killed 71 people last year in London is calling for a wholesale change in fire safety regulations.

Judith Hackitt says a new regulatory framework is needed to strengthen the system, though she stopped short of calling for a ban on flammable cladding that is believed to have contributed to the blaze. Her report will be released Thursday.

She says in an interview with the BBC, "this is a broken system that needs to be fixed."

The disaster raised questions about the rich-poor divide in Britain, in part because it took place at a publicly owned tower block in one of London's richest areas. Many residents accused authorities of ignoring safety concerns raised months before the fire.

This article was written by cool news network.

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