source: The Guardian
published: 14 September 2017
The chair of the public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower tragedy, Sir Martin Moore-Bick, has opened proceedings with a statement delivered in central London, which can be read in full here.
The inquiry will have two phases that will run simultaneously. Phase one will look at how the fire it started and spread. It will also cover the responses of the emergency services and the evacuation of residents. Phase two will look at the design and refurbishment of the building and relevant decision-making processes. It will also include the efforts to provide food and shelter to survivors.
Moore-Bick and those in attendance observed a minute’s silence for those who died in the fire and the retired judge repeated the police’s belief that the final death toll will eventually be confirmed as about 80 people.