Britain: 181 high-rise buildings have failed safety tests after London fire

Officials are conducting tests on some 600 high-rise buildings across England after fire ravaged the Grenfell tower block in west London on June 14.

world Updated: Jul 02, 2017 22:51 IST
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Smoke billows from the 24-storey Grenfell Tower that was engulfed by fire on June 14.(Reuters)

Some 181 high-rise buildings have failed safety tests carried out after a fire that killed at least 80 people in London last month, the British government said on Sunday.

Officials are conducting tests on some 600 high-rise buildings across England after fire ravaged the Grenfell tower block in west London on June 14.

The Department for Communities said in a statement that the cladding from 181 high-rise buildings in 51 local authority areas had failed tests.

First Published: Jul 02, 2017 22:50 IST