‘I’m about to go to heaven, I will help you from there’ Final words of Italian couple.
Trapped and facing death in their 23rd floor flat, Gloria Trevisan and Marco Gottardi made heart rending final phone calls to their families in Italy. In their last moments, the devoted couple said their parents they wanted to say goodbye, with Miss Trevisan telling her mother ‘Thank you for what you have done for me. I wanted to help you, thank you for all you did for me. I am about to go to heaven, I will help you from there,’ said Gloria Trevisan in her final phone call to family. Her fiancé Mr Gottardi tried bravely to play down his fears, but the couple eventually admitted smoke was rising around them and they could see the flames coming up stairs.
Their final, unimaginably emotional conversations left their parents with no hope they would survive the blaze. The couple, both architecture graduates, moved to London 3 months ago to look for work and were captivated by the views over the capital they enjoyed from their 23rd floor flat. Miss Trevisan 27 years old who completed her master’s degree in architecture at Venice University last year, posted numerous photographs of the urban vista on her Instagram account, including a rainbow stretched across the city on June 6, with the one-word description ‘Spettacolo [spectacular].’ Just a week later their joy at their new home turned to terror. Mr Gottardi also 27 years old called his family at 3:45 Am and again just after 4 Am. His father Giannino told Italian newspaper Il Mattino di Padova ‘In the first call Marco told us not to worry, that everything was under control, that basically we must not worry. He was trying to minimise what happened, probably not to unsettle us, but in the second call and I can’t get this out of my head, he said there was smoke, that so much smoke was rising.’
The grieving father said ‘We were on the phone until the last moment. At 4:07 Am he told us their apartment was flooded with smoke and that the situation had become an emergency. The communications broke down and from that moment on we no longer had any contact. The phone didn’t pick up again.’ Miss Trevisan called her parents at 3 Am, saying a fire had broken out and they were waiting for help. Her father Loris told ‘They wanted to go down but said they could see flames going up the stairs and the smoke was more and more intense.’ Seconds later the phone line cut out and Mr Trevisan told he had made ‘hundreds’ of unsuccessful attempts to contact his daughter since then. The family’s lawyer Maria Cristina Sandrin told ‘I’ve heard the recording of Gloria talking to her mother and there is no hope to find them alive. She said goodbye. She said, ‘Thank you mother for what you have done for me’. The lawyer told that the families wanted to bring the couple’s remains home to Italy, but added ‘We don’t know in what condition we will find the bodies, if we will find the bodies.’
Boy, five, ‘was lost in the thick black smoke’ as he tried to escape tower inferno with his heartbroken mother as first victim is confirmed as Syrian refugee 23 years old who came to London ‘for a better life.’
A 5 years old boy was lost in the thick black smoke of the the Grenfell Tower inferno as he desperately tried to escape his family’s 18th floor flat with relatives, his heartbroken mother revealed today. Isaac Shawo 5 years old was holding the hand of a neighbour, but disappeared as his parents and brother Luca 3 years old stumbled down a fire escape. The horrifying story was revealed as the first victim of blaze was confirmed. Syrian refugee Mohammad Alhajali 23 years old who came to Britain for a better life, was today named as having died in the blaze after he and his brother became separated as they scrambled to escape the blaze. Engineering student Mr Alhajali, who fled his war-torn home of Daraa 3 years ago, was confirmed by family and friends today as having died in yesterday’s fire in West London which killed at least 17 people. But his older brother Omar, a 25 years old business student, survived the blaze and is now in a stable condition, recovering in hospital. His family were earlier told to have been ‘worried sick’ about the 2 siblings. Co-founder of the Syria Solidarity Campaign, Abdulaziz Almashi, also confirmed the news, telling he had met Mr Alhajali whilst working for the organisation which promotes freedom, peace and democracy in Syria. Mr Almashi told ‘He was kind, charitable and full of passion for his family. I can’t believe he is not here.’ Mr Alhajali studied civil engineering at the University of West London and wanted to one day return to Syria to help. Their mother Heyam is still in Damascus with their father and 2 sons and is desperate to see her son before he is buried. She is nervous about visa restrictions.
Isaac Shawo, Boy told his mother he ‘did not want to die’ on 18th floor
A boy said to his mother he ‘did not want to die’ just moments before they were separated as they fled the inferno. Terrified Isaac Shawo 5 years old was lost in thick black smoke as his family tried to flee their 18th floor flat. He was holding the hand of a neighbor, but disappeared as his parents and brother Luca 3 years old stumbled down a fire escape. Choking back tears, his mother Genet Shawo told ‘I will not fear the worse, I am still hoping and praying for him. He is a beautiful boy. He told us during the fire that he didn’t want us to die. My neighbour said he would hold him and bring him down. But when I got outside I realised Isaac wasn’t there. I have been to all the emergency centres, all the hospitals and there is no news of him. I just want help, anyone who has any information can they please come forward.’ The family have heard no news of fate of Isaac, who attended the nearby Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Primary School. Describing how their escape, Mrs Shawo, who is originally from Ethiopia, said London’s Evening Standard that they were beaten back by heat and smoke. She and her husband Paulos Petakle, a taxi driver, used wet towels to try and protect their children. ‘We opened the door and there was thick smoke which came into our home. You couldn’t see anything it was so dark. The fire was so hot. I was helping my neighbour to put towels on his children, and started helping them down. I had put a wet towel already on Isaac. My neighbour said he had lost hold of him inside and couldn’t find him. It was so dark, you couldn’t see anything in the smoke. I am praying he managed to get out somehow or someone else saved him’ she said.
Farah and Omar Hamdan and their baby, Youngest missing tower resident
A 6 months old baby is feared to be the youngest victim of the Grenfell Tower fire. Mother Farah Hamdan, her young baby daughter and her husband Omar Belkadi haven’t been seen since the blaze ripped through the west London block on Tuesday night. The couple’s two older children, 10 years old Malek Belkadi and Tamzin Belkadi were however located in hospital. Tragically, Malek later died in hospital. Ms Hamdan’s cousin Adel Chaoui has complained about lack of help the family have received from authorities. Mr Chaoui told they were given almost no information about where the 2 children who have been found were, until a health worker at one hospital they went to took pity on them. He said ‘The hospitals had no idea who these children were- they didn’t even realise they were related. The police are following protocol they have in place during terrorist incidents. There needs to be separate protocol for civil disasters. That’s what’s going wrong here.’ Ms Hamdan, Mr Belkadi and their 6 months old daughter are still unaccounted for, according to Farah’s father, Rkia. ‘We’ve been to all the hospitals and we’ve been searching all day but we still haven’t found them, we just want to know they are safe. We have had no help from the police, we understand that they’re busy but they’ve got casualties in the hospitals’ he said.
Mierna, Fatima, Zaynab, Nadia, Bassem & Sirra Choucair, Missing from top floor
Three young girls, named as sisters Mierna 13 years old, Fatima 3 years old and Zaynab Choucair 10 yera ols and their parents Nadia 29 yeras old and Bassem 38 years old are missing as their relatives desperately search hospitals for them. Teaching assistant Nadia’s sister Sawsan Choucair went on Good Morning Britain today to explain how they are all missing, along with her mother Sirra. In an emotional interview, she said ‘(I spoke to them) in the morning as soon as I knew what happened at about 3 Am this morning, even before I got there as well I spoke to them. They were screaming, shouting, all I could hear in the background and they were just quite screaming and I was shouting, 2 of them, shouting, get out, try and find an exit or something. My sister spoke to a friend, I don’t know if exactly, but this friend contacted me, she said they’re all safe, but I haven’t heard anything, nothing at all. They could be in hospital, I don’t know exactly, they could be anywhere. Everyone’s doing their bit, their duty and everything, but I still don’t know anything. I’ve given my name, my number, everything, just to know. I pray for everyone, I hope everyone’s safe.’
Rania Ibrham: No contact after filming harrowing video from 23rd floor
A mother trapped on the 24th floor of the Grenfell tower recorded a harrowing Facebook live video as she and her 2 young children desperately tried to escape. Rania Ibrham 30 years old was in her flat when the raging fire engulfed the housing block in London in the early hours. In distressing clip, she can be heard screaming for help as she tries to find a way out of the burning building. Her grief stricken friends said they were still anxiously waiting for news on Ms Ibrham and her children, aged 3 and 5, who have not been seen since her phone cut out. Ms Ibrham’s friend Suhair Sharif 55 years old who lives in Edgware Road, rushed to the scene following the disaster. She said ‘Rania lived with her husband and children on the 24th floor. Her husband was in Egypt but he flew back as soon as he heard the news. Rania made it down to the floor below to my other friend’s flat, but Rania, her two children and my friends on the 23rd floor are all still missing. In the video we just heard her saying ‘oh my god’, but she carried on filming despite the fire. We have not heard from her since the video ended.’ Mrs Sharif continued ‘We didn’t see any casualties coming out, it is as if they just left them in there to die. One man was told to stay in his flat by police but he refused and escaped with his wife and children.’ Ms Ibrham also sent a heartbreaking Snapchat message to another friend at 2:45 Am in which she told in Arabic, ‘forgive me everyone, goodbye’. In the video Ms Ibrham, who is from Sudan, screams ‘Hello, hello, come here’ as she ignores the advice of a friend and family members to keep her door closed. Residents are seen rushing through her door as they try to shelter from smoke and flames of the inferno.
Anthony Disson, Lost contact at 3am from the 10th floor
Known as Tony, 66 years old is reported to have last been in contact with his family at around 3 Am while he was inside the building and said ‘Tell my sons I love them.’ Lee Disson, Tony’s son, posted an appeal for information on Facebook and told he was ‘still praying for him’. The appeal read ‘If anyone has seen my Dad, Tony Disson could they let us know. My heart goes out to all the people at Grenfell Tower.’ Lee 47 years old confirmed that his father was still missing. He is reported to have lived on the 10th floor and his wife Cordelia, Lee and 3 other sons have been searching for him in hospitals. Lee said ‘People called my dad and said, ‘Put a blanket over your head and get out’. He told he couldn’t as he was trapped and the floor was too hot. A friend rang at 4 Am and one of the last things he said was ‘Tell my sons I love them’.’
El-Wahabi family, Couple and three children who lived on 21st floor
Abdul Aziz el-Wahabi 52 years old, his wife Faouzia el-Wahabi 42 years old and their 3 children, Yasin 21 years old, Nur Huda 15 years old and Mehdi 8 years old are all now believed to have died. Otman Boujettif 42 years old a cousin said ‘An entire family’s been wiped out. We spoke to them at about 1:30 Am but they’d been told by the fire brigade to stay in their flat, put towels down, wet the floors and wait. But they followed the wrong advice and now they are gone. It’s devastating.’ The family all lived on the 21st floor of tower, according to Mr Wahabi’s sister. Hanan Wahabi said ‘I rang him and the fire had not reached the top of the block at that point. He said he had been told to stay inside, stay in one room together and put towels under the door. I told him to leave. He said he was going to come. Then I called him and he said there was too much smoke. The last time I saw him they were waving out the window. The last time I spoke to his wife, he was on the phone to the fire brigade.’
Khadija Khalloufi, Feared dead in fire after husband lost his grip on 17th floor
A retired lecturer has told of his horror of losing his wife in the London fire after he lost his grip on her hand in the stampede as they tried to escape. Sabah Abdullah 72 years old was leading his wife, Khadija Khalloufi 52 years old through the smoke filled stairwell as they fled their flat on the 17th floor. She remains missing. ‘I feel lost. I don’t know what’s going on. I just want my wife back’ he said. When the fire started, both left their flat in pyjamas and dressing gowns, having been asleep when the block filled with smoke. He said ‘I said to my wife, put a part of your robe over your nose so you can at least filter it and I pulled her from the flat. I pulled her from the 17th floor and it was very awkward. People were pushing and forcing you to move because each one was running for his life. It was a stampede, with killer smoke. I could see only half a metre in front of me. The noise was indescribable. Not only were people screaming, you could feel that every one of them was very nervous and afraid, scared, wondering what’s going on. Nobody was expecting this. We were all coughing terribly in the black smoke. There was a mixture of people, mainly adults but some children. I thought, OK, my wife is behind me. All I need to do is keep my hand in her hand and the other hand over my nose, but how could I keep my balance? They kept pushing me left and right, how could I balance? I found myself letting go of her hand and putting my hand on the rail. I thought she was safe behind me. I couldn’t keep hold of her hand and keep my balance,’ he added. ‘I had to let go. I can’t say exactly what happened next because I couldn’t see anything. I never had a head at that time. It was crazy.’
When he got to 15th floor, Mr Abdullah realised his wife was missing. Concluding that she must be making her own way down, he followed the crowd down through the building. ‘Thereafter, I didn’t care. I thought she was downstairs. I was pushing other people, doing exactly the same thing as them. I felt like I was behaving like an animal, but everybody was the same. Everybody was panicking. When people fell on the floor, we pulled them up and carried on’ he said. When he got out of the building, he was shocked to see that his wife was nowhere to be seen. ‘A police officer told me to get out of the way. I told him my wife was missing, and he pushed me. It was not a graceful push. I fell over, cutting my feet. I don’t know if it’s today or yesterday. I can’t concentrate on anything. It’s not easy, I can’t sleep last night. But when it got to five, automatically I slept’ he said. Mr Abdullah described his wife as ‘wonderful and generous’. They met when she attended one of his lectures in business studies at Kensington and Chelsea Colleges 28 years ago. ‘We were married for 28 years, wonderful, wonderful years. We have two stepchildren’ he continued. A friend of the family said ‘When you look at Khadija, she’s full of life with a big heart. She is such a humble person, very welcoming. She opens her home to you, when you go to their house, she can’t stop feeding you.She is a very generous person, very pure. She supports a lot of people in their lives. She cares for neighbours and everyone and loves her husband and stepchildren very much.’
Rohima, Maryam, Hafizah & Muhammad Begum-Ali, Family’s location unknown
Hasina Begum told she believes her sister was living in the building with her three children after recently moving to the area of West London from Birmingham. She has not heard from Rohima Begum-Ali 31 years old who had 3 children called Maryam 6 years old, Hafizah 5 years oldand Muhammad 3 years old. She hadn’t yet told relatives her new address. Ms Begum said ‘We used to live here when we were kids. She always wanted to move back to this area.I had this gut feeling last night, I felt that one of my own was in that building. My cousin thinks she was living there, she said she saw her there recently.’
Ligaya Moore, Embassy appears for details on ‘admirable woman’
The Embassy of Philippines in London has appealed for information about Ligaya Moore 79 years old who lived in Grenfell Tower. Ms Moore’s grandson, Nico Purificacion, called her ‘an admirable woman’. ‘Our family loves her so much. She’s very fun to be with despite her age. So innocent yet very straightforward. She’s been in London for a very long time, she visits us here in the Philippines once in a while’ he said.
Firdaws, Yahya, Yaqub, Noura and Hashim Jemal, Family stuck on 23rd floor
3 children who are believed to have died in the Grenfell Tower fire were ‘lively, intelligent and articulate’, a family friend said today. Firdaws 12 years old, Yahya 13 years old and Yaqub 6 years old have been missing since the devastating fire yesterday. It is believed they were with their parents, Noura and Hashim Jemal, inside their 19th floor apartment on the 23rd storey of tower block. Siblings Firdaws and Yahya regularly attended Solidarity Sports, a local youth charity which organises activities including football and climbing. Sean Mendez 36 years old who runs Solidarity Sports, said ‘I have known the children and the family for more than four years, both kids really enjoyed football and were both really intelligent and articulate. Firdaws was really good at art, she was very sensible and a responsible girl. Yahya was very endearing and had a good sense of humour, they were all very smiley children. I last saw Yahya during Easter and he came to play football. I saw Noura lots at the pick up and drop off times, she was a very sweet and kind lady and always very grateful for us looking after her children. She went out of her way to thank us and that was very rewarding to get her support.’ Mr Mendez added ‘As far as I know the whole family of five are missing, I have heard of a lot of children who come here who were caught up in the fire.But it is really good to see the whole community pulling together. Yaqub was the liveliest of the three kids, he was a bit too young so he didn’t come to our projects but he would come with Noura to pick up the other two. He was very lively and smiley.’
Dennis Murphy, Uncle trapped on 14th floor
Stevan Racz shared a post seeking information about his uncle 56 years old whom he said had called while trapped on the 14th floor of the building. ‘We haven’t heard anything since. Can anyone with any information contact me please’ he said. One commenter on another post seeking Mr Murphy wrote ‘I’ve been around asking everyone, going to the centres, no one’s seen him.’
Jessica Urbano, Schoolgirl 12 years old from 20th floor who phoned from a fire escape
12 years old Jessica Urbano is still missing following the fire at block. Ana Ospina posted an pic of the young girl, said to be about 5ft tall, on Facebook, telling ‘Please continue to share the photo of my niece who has not yet found her. I know there are people who say they already found her, but the reality is that there has been no news of her.’ Mrs Ospina told the young girl lived on the 20th floor, adding ‘She last spoke to her mum when she borrowed a phone and told her she was on the stairs with other people. We than have had unconfirmed reports/sightings of her outside of the flats and also being put into an ambulance, but we have checked hospitals and no news.’ Jessica’s cousin Jason Garcia 23 years old who works in marketing, said he was out for almost 24 hours from 2am on Wednesday searching hospitals and community centers for any trace of her. He is now wearing a picture of her on his t-shirt to continue to get the message out. He said ‘We have had no news; there have been some reported sightings but nothing has come of them. A building should not go up in flames that quickly. I don’t know what happened with the fire alarms, but the fire should not have spread so quickly. All we can do now is continue to check, double check, triple check everything, put up posters everywhere, get her picture out there and hope for good news.’
Hackim Bakkal 21 years old a cousin of missing 12 years old Jessica Urbano said he was being passed around in a circle by the authorities who are unable to answer his questions. He said ‘Police are sending you to the crisis bureau and they send you to the hospitals and then back to the police. The crisis bureau have answers but they are refusing to give them. They just say “I cannot give you that information, sit tight and we will call you.” Jessica could be unconscious, dead or alive we do not know, but I am going to keep pestering them until they give me what I want. Yesterday Jessica’s family searched every hospital in the area and they did the same thing this morning and they haven’t got any answers. The crisis bureau are sending everyone in circles, I don’t know if it is to buy more time? We are very hopeful, I think that Jessica is unconscious some where. We just want to find her.’
Briket Haftom and her son Buroke
Berkti Haftom 30 years old and her 12 years old son Biruk live on the 18th floor of the high rise and have not been seen since the blaze broke out. Relatives are urgently trying to find them and have gathered in nearby St Clement’s Church to wait for news. Arsiema Alula said ‘There’s no information from anyone who has seen them. We’ve tried the emergency number but they wouldn’t give out any information. We tried all the hospitals, all 6, but there was nothing. Someone posted on social media that they had seen Biruk it’s really confusing. We need information from the critical casualties.’
Mariem Elgwahry, Resident on 19th floor ‘missing with her mother’
Emma Evans shared an appeal to find long-time friend Mariem Elgwahry, who lived on the 19th floor of the tower block and was told to be missing with her mother. Ms Evans said that Ms Elgwahry had last been heard from when she spoke to another friend in the tower block, who was since confirmed safe, at around 2:30 Am. She added that she had been to a number of rescue centres in the area ‘with no luck yet’.
Khadija Saye, Artist and friend of Labour MP from 20th floor
Artist Khadija Saye 24 years old who is currently showing her artwork in the Venice Biennale, was in her flat on the 20th floor, with her mother Mary Mendy, who is thought to be in her 50s. Her friend, Nicola Green, said ‘We’re desperately trying to communicate with all the hospitals. We’re told some people have been rescued up to the 19th and 20th floor. She was on the 20th floor. Nobody has any information at this point.’ Ms Green told that Ms Saye was last heard from at 3 Am when she was direct messaging from her flat, as her phone was not working. Ms Green’s husband, Labour MP David Lammy, also put out a plea to find Ms Saye, wrote ‘If you have any information about Khadija Saye pls contact me. She is our dear friend, a beautiful soul and emerging artist.’
Ali Yawar Jafari, Resident on 10th floor lost contact with his relatives
Ali Yawar Jafari 82 years old is thought to be among those missing. His son, Hamid Ali Jafari, told his father had lost contact with his mother and sister, who lived with him in Grenfell Tower, on the 10th floor. The younger Mr Jafari told he had been to several rescue centres throughout the day since first reporting his father missing on Twitter just before 8 Am. Asked if he had any news since then, he said just ‘No.’ Mr Jafari said: ‘He was with my mother and sister in the lift and she said the lift stopped on the tenth floor and he said there was too much smoke and he couldn’t breathe and he got out of the lift and then the doors shut and it didn’t stop again till the ground floor.’
Saber Neda, Fire ripped through father’s top-floor flat
Saber Neda, an Afghan migrant minicab driver, is feared dead after fire ripped his top-floor flat. While his wife Shakila 45 years old and son Farhad 24 years old fled the blaze, Saber’s family say he stayed behind because he was injured. The 57 years old was last heard from at 2:20 Am when he made a frantic phone call to a relative to say that the building was burning and that there was ‘no help’. Saber, whose birth name is Mohamed, is understood to have parted with Shakila and university graduate Farhad at 3:30 Am but has not been seen since. The father of one’s nephew Reshad Habib, who lives in the Netherlands, said ‘We are all trying to find him. He was last heard from at 3.30am when he told his wife and son to leave him. He said that they had to get out. He said they should go and he would follow. We all don’t know the exact reason why he waited behind, but we think he was injured or something. They were both taken to hospital. We don’t know how they are. We haven’t heard anything from my uncle since. They had been living for 20 years in that flat and they lived on the very top floor of the building. We got a call when the fire started. He said there was a big fire at the flat and that there was no help at the moment. That was at 2:20 Am. His wife and child are OK. I have talked briefly to his son. My auntie and him are in different hospitals from each other in a stable condition. We just hope that they will find him.’
Mohamednur Tuccu, Missing along with his wife and daughter from 19th floor
Mr Tuccu is missing along with his wife Amalahmedin and his 3 years old daughter Amayah after visiting relatives in Grenfell Tower. Mr Tuccu’s manager, chief executive of Red Consultancy Mike Morgan, said ‘Mo is a part of the family. He will have been with us for 10 years next month and is due to be awarded his decade milestone. We all just want to hear that he is OK.’ Like many Muslim families, the Tuccus were breaking their Ramadan fast when fire broke out. The British national, whose family are from Eritrea, has not been heard from since the blaze.
Zainab and Jeremiah Dean, Told to stay in their 14th floor flat
Francis Dean told his sister Zainab told been told by firefighter to remain in her flat on the 14th floor along with her son Jeremiah 2 years old. He said ‘My sister called me to say there was a fire in the tower. I told her to leave by the stairs but she said she had been told to stay inside her flat. That was in the early hours of today and I’ve not heard from her since. I fear the worst.’ Mr Dean told that a firefighter used his phone to speak to his sister. ‘He told her to keep calm and that they were coming to get her. He kept saying that to her again and again, but then he handed me the phone and said to me ‘Tell her you love her’. I knew then to fear the worst. The phone went dead and I couldn’t talk to her’ he said.
Hesham Rahman, No news from 20th floor resident since fire began
Noha Baghdady shared a picture of her brother Hesham Rahman 57 years old across a number of platforms, telling he lived on the 20th floor of the tower block and had not heard any news since the fire broke out. She said her nephews were ‘currently searching hospitals, I’m feeling so helpless all we can do is pray he is safe and well.’ Mr Rahman’s last contact with his family was at around 3 Am when he told them he could smell smoke. It was also reported that Mr Rahman has diabetes, making it difficult for him to walk down stairs.
Fathaya Alsanousi, Elderly woman stuck with her children on the 23rd floor
Fathaya Alsanousi, who is in her 70s, was stuck in her 23rd floor flat with her son Abu Feras 38 years old and daughter Esra Ibrahim 35 years old. All three are still missing.
Sheila Smith, Oldest missing person, from 16th floor
Sheila Smith 84 years old is the oldest of those to be declared missing so far. Her son Adam, who describes himself as a tech entrepreneur, launched an appeal on Twitter, writing ‘my Mum is missing Sheila, 84 years old, 16th floor Grenfell Tower.’
Hamid Kani, Iranian man who lived on the 15th floor
The 61 years old Iranian lived on the 15th floor of the tower block.
Bangladeshi family of five, Relatives fled the 17th floor
The friends of a family of 5 who lived on the 17th floor of Grenfell Tower are appealing for any reports of their whereabouts. Bangladeshi newspaper the Dhaka Tribune named the family as Komru Miah 82 years old his wife Razia Begum 65 years old and their children, Abdul Hanif 29 years old, Abdul Hamid 26 years old and Hosna Begum Tanima 22 years old citing a local official. A family friend said ‘We are all just waiting and praying for some good news.’ Hosna, who works at Carphone Warehouse, was due to get married next month.
Grandmother Marjorie Vital and her son Ernie Vital who lived on the 16th floor
Two further people were identified as grandmother Marjorie Vital 67 years old and her son Ernie Vital 43 years old. A relative told on Facebook ‘We’re looking for my uncle and my grandmother, Ernie Vital and Marjorie Vital. They live in Grenfell Tower on the 16th floor. If anyone can help or knows anything please call.’ Another relative added ‘We’ve been desperately searching in all the hospitals but we still haven’t found them.’
Candice Bowen wrote on Facebook ‘Has anyone seen Stefan Anthony-Mills?! He’s a friend of mine and hasn’t been heard from since the Grenfell tower fire. I’ve had a few of his close friends message me and ask of his wearabouts… please please share and get this seen in as many places as possible as I’m sure his family are extremely worried.’
Amal and her daughter
Another tragic poster showed a mother, Amal, and daughter among missing.
Raymond ‘Moses’ Bernard who lived on the 21st floor
A family friend confirmed that 65 years old Raymond Bernard, known to friends as Moses, remained missing after the fire. Esther Bonsu wrote on Facebook ‘My friends uncle Raymond ‘Moses’ Bernard is missing!!! He lived on the 21st Floor at Grenfell Tower… Alerts have been sent to the police, missing persons bureau and hospitals, unfortunately we still can’t find him.’
Maria Del Pilar
Maria Del Pilar Burton 65 years old and her husband Nicholas were caught in the blazing fire. Nicholas woke in hospital yesterday not knowing where his wife was and has appealed for help to trace her. Simon, a resident who helped the pensioner outside the burning building, said ‘We were helping downstairs in the building to get people out. Nicholas does not know where Maria is and she has Alzheimer’s. But we know she got out. He’s desperate to find her.’
Sakineh Afraseiabi and Fatima Afraseiabi who were living on the 18th floor
A concerned acquaintance wrote on Facebook ‘Friend from my work hasn’t heard anything from her mum and aunty pictured below who both lived in Grenfell Tower. The names are Sakineh Afraseiabi and Fatima Afraseiabi. Please any help would be appreciated.’