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House of Commons falls silent to remember Grenfell fire victims

The House of Commons holds a minute's silence to remember Grenfell Tower victims on the day the first report from the public inquiry into the fire which claimed 72 lives is published. Survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire have welcomed a damning report that said London Fire Brigade (LFB) breached national guidelines through “gravely inadequate” preparation. Sir Martin Moore-Bick said the absence of a plan to evacuate the tower was a “major omission” by the LFB and more lives could have been saved had the “stay-put” policy been abandoned sooner. There was also an absence of training to help incident commanders recognise when this might be necessary, the inquiry judge said.

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