'Numerous' chances for fire checks at Lakanal House before south London fire that killed six


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The jury at an inquest into the deaths of six people killed in a huge tower block fire said today there were "numerous opportunities" to carry out fire safety checks inside the building.

Dayana Francisquini, 26, and her children, six-year-old Thais, and Felipe, three, were among the victims of the fire at Lakanal House in Camberwell, south-east London, in July 2009.

Helen Udoaka, 34, her three-week-old daughter Michelle and 31-year-old Catherine Hickman were also killed. They all lived on the 11th floor.

The jury returned a unanimous narrative verdict at a "super inquest" into the deaths at Lambeth Town Hall today.