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Saturday, December 3, 2016
Anniversary of tragedy at King's Cross underground
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 A service to remember those who died in the Kings Cross fire takes place tomorrow at the church of the Blessed Sacrament in Copenhagen Street, King's Cross. On the night of Wednesday 18th November 1987, 31 people were killed in a fire in the underground at King's Cross. The Blessed Sacrament parish, near the station, holds the annual service of remembrance for those killed, their families, those injured and the many travellers grateful they were not caught up in the disaster. A plaque in the church names 30 of the victims. The identity of the 31st person who died, a middle-aged man, has never been discovered. In a statement, parish priest Fr Jim Kennedy said the emergency services will also attend these services, remembering that one of their number, a fireman, lost his life. He said: The Mayor of Camden will attend on behalf of the general public "who gave so generously to the trust that helped through this difficult time." "We will hold the service again as normal, starting with a wreath laying in the underground, then a service in the Church followed by refreshments in the hall. "Anyone is most welcome. Priests are welcome to join on the Altar, this is not a Mass, Ministers from other denominations are also present." Timetable: 7.00pm Wreath Laying in the underground. 7.30pm Service in the Blessed Sacrament Church. 8.15pm Refreshments in Church Hall. For further details visit: www.blessedsacrament.co.uk
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