May: Over 600 British high-rises have flammable panels like doomed tower

British Prime Minister Theresa May said Thursday that there are at least 600 tower blocks throughout the country with combustible cladding that could cause an inferno similar to the one that engulfed London's Grenfell Tower last week. During her comments at the House of Commons, she urged municipal authorities to send samples of the external panels on their buildings to London so that the level of danger can be determined. The prime minister said it will apparently be necessary to find alternative accommodation for those living in unsafe housing.
At least 79 people lost their lives in the June 14 blaze at the 24-story tower.

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