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WATCH: Firefighters douse blazing flames that ripped through Dubai residential skyscraper 'The Torch'

Panicked residents fled one of the tallest towers in Dubai today after a fire ripped through it, the second blaze to hit the skyscraper in as many years. Authorities said no casualties were reported..
DNA

Dubai: Fire sweeps through residential skyscraper Torch Tower

A fire ripped through one of the world's tallest residential towers in Dubai on Friday, the latest in a series of fires in tall structures in the United Arab Emirates, the Gulf's tourism and business..
DNA

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News video: Fire engulfs Dubai's 'Torch' skyscraper for second time

Fire engulfs Dubai's 'Torch' skyscraper for second time 00:41

A fire ripped through one of the world’s tallest residential towers in Dubai on Friday, forcing hundreds of occupants to flee the 337 metre-tall, 79-storey structure. It’s the second blaze to..
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News video: Fire blazes through high-rise Torch Tower in Dubai

Fire blazes through high-rise Torch Tower in Dubai 00:36

A residential skyscraper in Dubai was engulfed by a massive blaze that raged on for hours before being brought under control.
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News video: Fire engulfs Dubai’s ‘Torch’ skyscraper for second time

Fire engulfs Dubai’s ‘Torch’ skyscraper for second time 00:41

A fire ripped through one of the world’s tallest residential towers in Dubai on Friday, forcing hundreds of occupants to flee the 337 metre-tall, 79-storey structure. It’s the second blaze to sweep..
Source: Euronews English -

News video: London tower blaze cladding firm sued in the U.S.

London tower blaze cladding firm sued in the U.S. 01:05

Arconic, the U.S. company that supplied the cladding panels used at Grenfell Tower in London, where 80 people died in a deadly blaze, is being sued by a shareholder. David Pollard reports.
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News video: Silence Over Grenfell Tower's Safety Test

Silence Over Grenfell Tower's Safety Test 00:36

The cladding system used on London's Grenfell Tower would only have met British regulatory standards if the two main materials had passed a key safety test together, according to a Reuters analysis of..
Source: Wochit News -

 

Australia's New South Wales to inspect towers with cladding to identify hazards

Australia's New South Wales (NSW) government will inspect more than 1,000 residential and commercial towers that may have potentially unsafe cladding and introduce new fire safety reforms to avoid a..
DNA Also reported by •Reuters India

UK announces fire safety review after tests identify 82 unsafe tower blocks

Britain announced a review of building and fire safety rules on Friday after tests conducted following last month's deadly tower block blaze in London found a cladding system known to be used on 82..
DNA

After deadly UK fire, 82 tower blocks found to have unsafe cladding - govt

At least 82 British tower blocks are known to have a cladding system which failed fire safety tests conducted in the wake of last month's deadly blaze in London, the government said on Friday..
DNA

Six UK student buildings fail cladding fire safety tests

Cladding from six British student accommodations operated by Unite Group Plc have failed fire tests prompted by London's deadly Grenfell Tower fire last month.
DNA

Australia: Flammable cladding in high rise? Following Grenfell, time to revisit these issues for new buyers and existing owners - Carroll & O'Dea

Owners should consider acting now to mitigate the risks associated with non-compliant cladding in high rise buildings.
Mondaq

Government to carry out a review of building regulations

government to carry out a review of building regulations
The west London fire led to testing of cladding on high-rise buildings around the country, with the alarming results that around 200 have combustible materials attached to them.
MailOnline India

Arconic is sued in U.S. over fatal London tower fire

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A shareholder of Arconic Inc has filed a proposed class-action lawsuit accusing the company of defrauding shareholders in connection with its having supplied cladding panels used..
Reuters India Also reported by •Sify

Silence over whether Grenfell Tower materials passed safety test

The cladding system used on London's Grenfell Tower would only have met British regulatory standards if the two main materials had passed a key safety test together, according to a Reuters analysis of..
DNA Also reported by •Reuters India

UK: London Fire: 95 U.K. Buildings Fail Fire Safety Tests (Video) - BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP

LONDON — Nearly 100 high-rise towers around the U.K. have failed fire safety tests to their exterior cladding conducted after London's deadly apartment block blaze, officials said Tuesday.
Mondaq

May under pressure to replace council over London blaze

British Prime Minister Theresa May is under growing pressure to entirely replace the local authority in charge of Grenfell Tower, the residential block here that went up in flames earlier this..
Deccan Herald

Renovators at UK blaze tower were asked to cut costs: report

Contractors working on the renovation of London's Grenfell Tower were asked by the building's managers to reduce costs, with cheaper exterior cladding suggested as one alternative, a media report said..
DNA Also reported by •Deccan Herald

London tower blaze: Final death toll may only be known next year, says London police

It will be months until the final death toll from a London tower block blaze is known, British police said on Wednesday, as Prime Minister Theresa May revealed that 120 other high-rise buildings also..
DNA

Final death toll from London tower blaze may not be known until next year

It will be months until the final death toll from a London tower block blaze is known, British police said on Wednesday, as Prime Minister Theresa May revealed that 120 other high-rise buildings also..
DNA

May orders investigation into cladding on UK high-rises

British Prime Minister Theresa May today ordered a "major investigation" into the use of cladding on high-rise buildings across the UK after 95 tower blocks covered by 35 local authorities failed fire..
DNA

UK says 95 buildings fail safety checks after London tower block fire

Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday Britain must hold a national investigation into exterior cladding used on high-rise buildings after all those checked after the deadly London tower block..
DNA


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