Lakanal fire inquests: victim fell unconscious during 999 call

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Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Communities, Legal, Local Government

One of the victims of the Lakanal House fire tragedy fell unconscious while on the phone to 999 operators, an inquest heard yesterday. Catherine Hickman, 31, was on the line to the emergency services for nearly an hour before passing out. The coroner's inquest into the 2009 fire will try to establish its cause and how it spread. Fire broke out on the ninth floor of the 14-story building in Camberwell at around 4pm on 3 July 2009, with an early police investigation suggesting that it was caused by a...

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