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Seconds from Disaster

  • Season 2
  • 19 episodes
  • Documentary
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Episode 17: King's Cross Fire

Summary

The 1987 fire at King's Cross tube station, in which 31 people were killed when a match was discarded on a wooden escalator - despite a smoking ban two years previously. Initially small and containable, it became a fatal flashover and ranked as the worst blaze in the history of the London Underground.

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