London Mayor Sadiq Khan Buildings as Dangerous as Grenfell Tower Should Be Torn Down — “This is a national tragedy with national consequences.”

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Tower blocks could be torn down after Grenfell Tower fire

Tower blocks could be torn down after Grenfell Tower fire CREDIT: NIGEL HOWARD/EYELINE

High-rise tower blocks dating from the 1960s and 1970s could be torn down in the wake of the deadly Grenfell Tower fire, London mayor Sadiq Khan said.

Writing in the Observer, Mr Khan it may well be the “defining outcome of this tragedy that the worst mistakes” of that era become a thing of the past.

Thirty people have been confirmed dead following the devastating inferno in north Kensington, with a further 28 missing presumed dead.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan meets residents while visiting Grenfell Tower, 
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan meets residents while visiting Grenfell Tower, CREDIT: TOLGA AKMEN/AFP

Mr Khan said the images of the 24-storey building being ravaged by fire “should be forever seared into our nation’s collective memory”.

He said: “Little can compare in recent times to a tragedy on this scale – the…

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