By Azania Post Reporter
A former judge of the court of Appeal in United Kingdom, Sir Martin Moore-Bick and his team will start public hearing into London’s Grenfell tower fire which killed dozens in June this year.
The hearing exercise which starts today will look into “what happened at Grenfell Tower and … make recommendations to prevent a similar tragedy happening again” according to a statement.
This new inquiry will also examine actions taken by Kensington and Chelsea Council, which operated the residential block. It was heavily criticized for its immediate response to the tragedy.
Prime Minister Theresa May announced the inquiry three months ago, and after coming under fire from families and friends of the victims and survivors for insufficient action by her government.
The Grenfell fire started in an electrical appliance in the early hours of June 14 on a lower floor of the tower block in west London. It engulfed the whole building, trapping many residents inside and killing at least 80 of them, according to emergency services.
The leader of the council, Nick Paget-Brown, later resigned, saying he accepted a "share of responsibility" for the "perceived failings".
June deadly inferno, one of the biggest fire tragedies in U.K. history, prompted the government and local authorities to order fire safety checks in hundreds of other high-rise buildings.
These tests proved dozens of blocks used similar building cladding as that found in Grenfell Tower and which has been blamed for the fire’s rapid spread.