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#1 OFFLINE   Princess Martini

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 05:40 PM

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Twelve confirmed dead but police expect further fatalities after tower block blaze. Full timeline and up to date info here -  https://www.theguard...ty-latimer-road

 

http://www.telegraph...rmed-residents/

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk...-were-screaming

 

https://www.thesun.c...ad-latest-news/

 

 

Honestly this is so sad and upsetting mainly beacuse this kind of thing is not supposed to happen at all. Our building regulations, safety  and Laws in the U.K are some of the strictest in the world ffs.  :(  :facepalm:

 


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Posted 14 June 2017 - 08:49 PM

Imagine sitting in there being trapped knowing you're gonna die ....


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Posted 14 June 2017 - 08:52 PM

This makes me sick when I see things like this. All those people, children and animals. I get this sinking feeling in my stomach. Apparently there weren't even fire alarms in the buildings and only one fire escape. I hope everyone else is okay. :(
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Posted 14 June 2017 - 11:01 PM

Imagine sitting in there being trapped knowing you're gonna die ....

 

Its actually really terrifying. Knowing your either going to get burned to death or die by smoke inhalation. Or even worse "taking control" and deciding to jumping out of the window  :O  :(

 

God those poor people trapped in there must've been so afraid. I hope I never have to face a situation or decision like that...


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Posted 14 June 2017 - 11:04 PM

Our building regulations, safety  and Laws in the U.K are some of the strictest in the world ffs.  :(  :facepalm:

have u ever tried renting a place in the uk though 


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Posted 15 June 2017 - 12:10 AM

have u ever tried renting a place in the uk though 

 

No (At my age and the wages I'm on I can't even afford to) but I've read that some not but not all private landlords do bypass and straight up ignore regulations. I also know that those that are affected by 'them' type of Landlords are usually on some sort of welfare such as housing benefits etc. I've noticed in my area that a lot of the places that a few of my mates (who have private landlords) live in should be gutted. However they're too afraid to speak out mainly beacuse their worried they will be kicked out of house or flat.

 

I had a mate who put down a £440 deposit and had to pay over £200 rent per month for a shitty bedsit. She couldn't even drink the tap water beacuse it was cloudy and the separate bathroom next door to her had rising damp.Her landlord decided a few months later to take her separate bathroom away from her and give it to the tenant upstairs for no reason. She was the only female in the place and she was forced to use the communal one instead (which had even more damp than her one ffs). Soon after she decided to leave and go back to her Mum's but beacuse she didn't sign a contract the poor girl couldn't get her deposit back.

 

These type of shitty situations rarely happen to  higher-waged working class/middle class and that's beacuse the Private Landlords know can't take advantage of them like they can do to the lower class/unemployed.

 

THAT is what in part happened to those poor housing tenants in that tower block. Because they weren't wealthy the company that owned the building didn't give a damn about them. The action group (The people who lived in that death trap) raised concerns with the company about the safety of the tower and the policy of what should happen if ever a fire happened but nope it feel on deaf ears. 


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