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East London Cable Street hostel is 'fire death trap'

1 August 2013 Last updated at 13:00 BST

A fire safety expert has described an illegal hostel in east London as a "potential death trap" following a BBC London investigation.

The hostel is in a former Victorian factory within the well-known artists' community at Cable Street Studios in Limehouse, east London.

BBC London Home Affairs Correspondent Guy Smith reports.