Some London fire survivors will be housed in a luxury complex

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By Ceylan Yeginsu, nytimes.com

After nearly a week of being shuttled among community centers, hotels and vacant properties, weary survivors of London’s worst fire in decades learned on Wednesday that some of them would be housed in a luxury complex where some apartments go for more than 8.5 million pounds, or $10 million.

In an announcement that startled some survivors, the government said it would acquire 68 units — ranging in size from one to three bedrooms — to permanently house some of the displaced families.

The units are in a complex that is only a mile and a half south of Grenfell Tower — the 1974 building with 120 apartments that was incinerated early on the morning of June 14, killing at least 79 people — but there is a social and economic chasm between the buildings.

Read more at https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/21/world/europe/luxury-complex-will-house-some-survivors-of-grenfell-tower-fire.html?module=WatchingPortal&region=c-column-middle-span-region&pgType=Homepage&action=click&mediaId=thumb_square&state=standard&contentPlacement=4&version=internal&contentCollection=www.nytimes.com&contentId=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nytimes.com%2F2017%2F06%2F21%2Fworld%2Feurope%2Fluxury-complex-will-house-some-survivors-of-grenfell-tower-fire.html&eventName=Watching-article-click

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