Grenfell Tower Inquiry: We Had No Escape Route, Say Disabled Residents

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Disabled residents of Grenfell Tower have told a public inquiry that no-one discussed with them how to escape the 24-storey building in an emergency.

One woman said it took her 30 minutes to walk down from her 20th floor flat when lifts were not working.

Lawyers for residents and the bereaved have called the fire in June 2017 “a landmark act of discrimination” against disabled people.

It killed 72 people, including 41% of the tower’s vulnerable adults.

As part of phase two of the inquiry, examining how the building was managed, disabled residents told how they had no escape routes in an emergency and how many of them struggled to access their own homes when lifts were broken.

On one occasion, Corinne Jones said she had to carry her son on her back, all the way down the stairs from her 17th floor flat.

Months earlier she had warned the…

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