Deadly Grenfell Tower fire was caused by faulty fridge, London police say

A police detective said manslaughter charges will be considered as part of the investigation into the fire.
Photo credit: Reuters/Channel 2 News

The fire in London's Grenfell Tower that killed 79 people was caused by a faulty refrigerator, police said on Friday.

It was further stated that the tiles and insulation on the outside of the building had failed all safety checks. Police added that manslaughter charges will be considered as part of the investigation.

Experts told Sky News that the tiles had been filled with a highly-toxic gas that was released when they caught fire.

"The materials used to refurbish the Grenfell Tower in 2016 made a major contribution to the rapid spread of the fire and the toxicity of its smoke," said Prof. Richard Hull from the University of Central Lancashire.

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