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London's Islington Borough Council

London's Islington Borough Council is to demolish an estate of 1960s high rise flats built using a large panel construction system. It was discovered they were never strengthened in the wake of the 1968 Ronan Point disaster - the first building in the world to demonstrate progressive collapse. Nor were gas supplies to the six storey blocks disconnected, despite the fact that it was a gas explosion that triggered the collapse at Ronan Point. Until residents in the blocks can be rehoused ...

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