• Wednesday, May 25, 2022

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Memorial for Grenfell victims at St Paul’s Cathedral

Tragedy: A floral tribute is seen near the Grenfell Tower

By: Rithika Siddhartha

SURVIVORS of the Grenfell Tower fire that killed 71 people six months ago in west London will join firefighters and members of the royal family at a national memorial service at St Paul’s Cathedral this morning (14). The blaze broke out in middle of the night on June 14 and quickly gutted the 24-storey social housing block, which was home to a close-knit, multi-ethnic community living in a poor area in Kensington and Chelsea, one of London’s richest boroughs. The disaster highlighted extreme disparities in living conditions between rich and poor and raised a debate in the UK over whether…

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