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Pedrógão Grande ‘communications failure’ inquiry is unlikely to be ‘independent’

Published on 30/06/2017

The government has requested an independent report on the failure of the SIRESP communications system which led to confusion, poor decisions and avoidable deaths in the devastating Pedrógão Grande fires.

The selection of the Telecommunications Institute by Minister for the Interior, Constança Urbano de Sousa, looked all very right and proper until it was pointed out today that this institute is a private body funded by a company that also is a shareholder in SIRESP SA.

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