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Death Toll from London Apartment Fire Rises to 17; Safety Warnings Were Ignored

HeadlineJun 15, 2017
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In London, the death toll from a massive fire at a 24-story apartment building has risen to 17. Another 30 people are still hospitalized, 17 of them in critical condition. It took hundreds of firefighters a full 24 hours to put out the blaze, whose cause is still unknown. The Guardian reports that a number of safety warnings about the dangerous living conditions and fire risks in the building were ignored in the lead-up to the blaze. Among the dangers was that there was only one fire escape for the entire 24-story building.

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