At least 600 UK towers have dangerous cladding
23 June 2017 | 8:00 am
At least 600 buildings in the UK are fitted with combustible cladding, the UK government says. Last week, a fire at London tower block Grenfell Tower, which many believe was spread by cladding catching fire, killed scores of people.
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