Tragedy in the Un­der­ground

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On 18 Novem­ber 1987, Bri­tain ex­pe­ri­enced its worst un­der­ground trans­port dis­as­ter. Thirty-one peo­ple, in­clud­ing a fire­fighter who was try­ing to save a pas­sen­ger, were killed at King’s Cross Tube sta­tion in Lon­don. Al­though no one was ever pros­e­cuted, the cause of the blaze is be­lieved to have been an un­ex­tin­guished cig­a­rette and led to a to­tal smok­ing ban on the Tube, the re­moval of wooden es­ca­la­tors, and bet­ter equip­ment for fire­fight­ers. On the 30th an­niver­sary of the dis­as­ter, sur­vivors and rel­a­tives of vic­tims speak about the life-chang­ing event, along­side pre­vi­ously un­seen footage. Also on...

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