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British insurers association warned government of fire risk before Grenfell Tower blaze

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The Association of British Insurers said that it had warned the British government of the dangers of flammable external surfaces on buildings a month before the Grenfell Tower fire on June 14, Reuters reported citing The Financial Times. The government said that 60 high-rise buildings in the country had failed safety tests carried out since the Grenfell Tower fire. The ABI said that it had been calling on the government to review building fire-safety regulations since 2009.

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