Milan mayor says cladding melted in tower block blaze, as in London’s Grenfell

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MILAN, Aug 30 (Reuters) – The mayor of Italy’s monetary capital Milan demanded solutions on Monday over why a hearth was once in a position to tear thru an condo block and soften its cladding, evaluating it to the Grenfell Tower hearth in London that killed 71 other folks 4 years in the past.

Firefighters mentioned everybody controlled to flee the 18 storey development within the south of Milan, which was once gutted by way of the blaze that broke out on Sunday afternoon. Among the citizens within the prime upward thrust development was once rapper Mahmood, winner of the 2019 San Remo track pageant together with his global hit ‘Soldi’.

Witnesses have mentioned the hearth, which began at the fifteenth ground, temporarily surged in the course of the out of doors cladding of the development. Video of the blaze confirmed panels melting off the development in liquefied clumps.

“The tower was built just over 10 years ago and it is unacceptable that such a modern building should have proved totally vulnerable,” mayor Beppe Sala wrote on Facebook.

“What was clear from the start was that the building’s outer shell went up in flames far too quickly, in a manner reminiscent of the Grenfell Tower fire in London a few years ago.”

The deaths in Britain’s Grenfell Tower hearth have been blamed on external cladding panels made from flammable subject matter. Owners of apartments in equivalent structures throughout Britain have since been compelled to take away such panels at a value estimated to run into billions of greenbacks, forcing many citizens into financial hardship.

Reporting by way of Crispian Balmer
Editing by way of Peter Graff

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