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Don’t call Grenfell a tragedy

Already, the inquiry has shown that the word is too passive to explain what happened

By Maya Goodfellow  

A general view of the Grenfell Tower in west London. Photo: PA

As quickly as Grenfell became national news, it disappeared from view. Now, almost a year since the blaze engulfed the tower block in west London and killed 72 people and injuring many others, the Grenfell Inquiry has brought it back into public consciousness. Where it belongs.

It remains to be seen if this public examination sufficiently lays out all of the realities of events surrounding the fire, and survivors should be the final judges of its effectiveness.…

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