Tower blocks like Ronan Point were thought to be the perfect solution the housing shortage in the 1960s but this proved not to be the case. Tragically on morning of Thursday 16 May 1968 one corner of the 22 story block of flats collapsed after a gas explosion, caused by a lady striking a match to light her cooker. Five people were killed by the explosion.

Tower blocks like Ronan Point were thought to be the perfect solution the housing shortage in the 1960s but this proved not to be the case. Tragically on morning of Thursday 16 May 1968 one corner of the 22 story block of flats collapsed after a gas explosion, caused by a lady striking a match to light her cooker. Five people were killed by the explosion.