Manslaughter charges possible in London high-rise tragedy

Council leader Georgia Gould said: "Last night the leader of the council and the chief executive led a public meeting to listen to the concerns held by residents of the Chalcots estate".

"It's vital for all of London's residents who live in high-rise buildings, that we learn from investigations into what caused and exacerbated the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower".

The move follows news that similar cladding was used on the Chalcots Estate to that which spread the Grenfell Tower fire in Kensington earlier this month.

In a notice posted online and shared by Dublin Fire Brigade the manufacturer said they have been made aware of an incident involving a Hotpoint branded appliances, manufactured between March 2006 and July 2009.

She says she asked the country's secretary for communities and local government to keep her updated on "ensure we are offering every support we can to residents & those working onsite".

Whirlpool, which owns Hotpoint, said, "We offer our most profound condolences to the victims, those who have lost loved ones, homes, and possessions, and to their friends and families".

The government has ordered immediate testing of the Hotpoint fridge freezer that was involved.

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A view of Burnham residential tower on the Chalcots Estate showing the bottom section of the building after cladding was removed, in the borough of Camden, north London, Thursday, June 22, 2017.

Describing how the investigation was proceeding, she added: "We have been in Grenfell Tower, from top to bottom, last week".

Scotland Yard also revealed manslaughter charges are being considered by detectives investigating the blaze in the tower in west London, which had failed fire safety tests. The cladding is being studied amid fears that the panels fueled the fire in the 24-story building that was engulfed in less than an hour.

'In addition, we will visit all premises identified to check the fire safety of the building and make sure that in the event of a fire, firefighting facilities are all in place. "We did our best I promise".

Hotpoint said Friday that "words can not express our sorrow at this awful tragedy" and added it was working with authorities to examine the appliance.

Buildings in London, Manchester and Plymouth are among those where problem cladding has been identified.

While the death toll remains at 79, Ms McCormack addressed concerns that many more had died and were unaccounted for in official figures.

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