More than 900 affected by Grenfell settle claims

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More than 900 people affected by the Grenfell Tower fire have reportedly agreed a settlement of civil claims.

The fire, which occurred almost six years ago on 14 June 2017, claimed the lives of 72 people and displaced hundreds more.

The victims and their families have been seeking compensation for the losses and damages they incurred as a result of the tragedy.

According to the lawyers, the compensation to be received by the 900 claimants is to be distributed based on their specific circumstances. However, not all victims of the fire are included in the settlement.

The settlement is said to include compensation for the victims and their families, as well as funding for community projects and improvements to fire safety measures in the area.

The settlement was welcomed by the victims and their families, who have been fighting for justice and accountability since the tragedy occurred.

The Kensington & Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation (KCTMO), which was appointed by the local council to manage its housing stock, acknowledged that a “monetary settlement cannot compensate for the loss and trauma” experienced by those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire. However, the spokesperson welcomed the settlement as a move towards providing justice for the affected individuals.

The cladding giant Arconic said it was among the firms that were involved in the high court case and had agreed to the settlement. A spokesman for Arconic said: “Arconic continues to express its deepest sympathy to the Grenfell residents and their families, and appreciates the importance of this milestone for providing a resolution that lessens the delay and stress to claimants that would result from protracted legal proceedings.”

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