The Grenfell tragedy in numbers on fifth anniversary of fire

Candlelightsource: Express & Star
published: 13 June 2022

In the five years since the Grenfell Tower fire, there have been four housing secretaries, three evacuated families are still awaiting permanent homes, and two phases of a public inquiry into the tragedy.

Grenfell survivors and bereaved family members will mark the fifth anniversary of the deaths of 72 people on June 14, 2017.

That poignant number is being displayed around North Kensington on green hearts, which have become a symbol of the tragedy. It is the one statistic that will forever be associated with the fire.

Here, the PA news agency breaks down the other statistics behind the tragedy and its aftermath.

– The response since the fire

£5.1 billion – funding promised by the Government to replace unsafe cladding in all buildings over 18m in height in England, made up of £3.5 billion promised in 2021, and £1.6 billion promised in 2020.

201 – households needed rehoming after the fire. Three of these are still in temporary homes, according to the the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

1,826 – days in the five years since the fire took place.

486 – buildings over 18m tall that were identified as having Grenfell-style cladding on them.

58 – buildings over 18m tall that have yet to have their cladding removed as of May 2022.

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