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5-year-old boy identified as victim in London inferno

Mrs May said 100% of the cladding samples tested have been found to be combustible and urged local authorities and housing associations to “get on” with fire safety checks without waiting for test results.Coroner’s officer Eric Sword told the hearing Isaac’s preliminary cause of death had been given as “inhalation of fire fumes”.Britain’s prime minister on Tuesday ordered an investigation into cladding and insulation on high-rise towers across the country, as authorities struggled to contain the risk from construction materials that leave tall structures vulnerable to catastrophic fires.Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has announced a new independent expert advisory panel to advise on any immediate measures that can be put in place to make buildings safe following the Grenfell Tower fire.Four towers in London’s borough of Camden were evacuated this week after the discovery of numerous fire hazards.A landlord in Manchester, northwest England, said Tuesday that safety tests had failed on 16 of its tower blocks, all clad with a similar aluminium composite material to that used on the Grenfell, although the product was different.General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Millions of people across the United Kingdom work in high-rise buildings, many of which could have cladding and insulation similar to that used in Grenfell Tower”.The boy’s body was found on the building’s 13th floor and had to be identified through dental records.USA firm Arconic Inc said it was stopping global sales of its Reynobond PE cladding, which was used in Grenfell Tower, for use in high-rise buildings after the fire.Isaac is believed to have been the youngest victim to the inferno which claimed the lives of at least 79 people – 18 of whom have been identified.However, she warned against blaming anyone in particular while a criminal investigation was ongoing.Salford Council could certainly help residents to understand what issues are at stake by releasing details of the failed Government fire safety tests.Arconic said in a statement Monday that Reynobond PE, a kind of cladding used in the apartment building, would no longer be sold for use in high-rises.Christian Labour MP David Lammy has suggested the real number killed could have been covered up because of fears of riots but ministers insist authorities aren’t hiding anything about what happened.