Memorial held for 31 fire victims
RELATIVES of those killed in the King’s Cross fire have taken part in an emotional service to mark 30 years since the devastating blaze.
Survivors and emergency services personnel who responded to the blaze joined the memorial service at the north London Tube station yesterday.
Thirty-one people died and around 60 were injured when an escalator fire, thought to have been caused by a dropped match, ripped through part of the station on November 18 1987.
The tragedy and a subsequent public inquiry led to stricter fire safety regulations.
Leading the short service, London Fire Brigade chaplain the Rev Ian Black said of those affected: “We will remember them in silence in our hearts.”
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan laid wreaths alongside Transport for London commissioner Mike Brown.