New Cross Fire
Event From 18/1/1981 To 18/1/1981
A fire at a teenagers' birthday party caused the death of 14 young people, 13 at the fire. The 14th victim was Anthony Berbeck, who escaped the fire, but became mentally disturbed and died after falling from a balcony on 9th July 1983, a possible suicide. Originally the fire was thought to be a racist attack as all the victims were black. Two inquests reached open verdicts.
We are grateful to Each one Teach one, our source for the thumbnail photos of each of the 14 dead.