Memo­rial held for 31 fire vic­tims

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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.

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