Anniversary of Kings Cross fire marked

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By: Nigel Wilson
Dozens of members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers union (RMT) gathered outside King's Cross station in London to remember the thirty-one people who died there after a fire on an escalator began on the evening of November 18 1987.Thought to have been caused by a dropped match, a subsequent public inquiry into the tragedy led to tighter safety standards on London Underground.But the RMT claims that Mayor of London Boris Johnson's "threat" to cut station and platform staffing levels and introduce driverless trains would make the Underground unsafe again.

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