Photo dated 19/11/87 The top of the fire-damaged escalators at Kings Cross underground station in London.
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King's Cross fire 25th anniversary marked

Today is the 25th anniversary of the fire at King's Cross station, in London.

31 people died when a discarded match is believed to have set fire to a wooden escalator.

Smoking was banned in all Underground stations five days afterwards and wooden escalators were phased out.

Nobody was ever prosecuted. Steven Hobson reports.

  • 18 Nov 2012