September 14, 2017 05:55 AM
LONDON (AP) - The head of a government-ordered inquiry into the London tower block fire that killed at least 80 people has acknowledged that survivors feel a "great sense of anger and betrayal."
Opening the inquiry Thursday, retired judge Martin Moore-Bick said he hoped his investigation would "provide a small measure of solace" by answering how such a disaster could happen in 21st-century London.
He says the inquiry will look at "what happened and why it happened."
The June 14 blaze began in a refrigerator at Grenfell Tower and raced through the 24-story building.
Moore-Bick's inquiry will look at causes of the blaze and high-rise building regulations. But some survivors are critical because it will not look at wider issues around social housing that many residents had wanted to include.
Created: September 14, 2017 05:55 AM
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