Children and elderly among the missing from the Grenfell Tower fire

14 Jun

“We just hope that they will find him.”

Nura Jamal

A mother of three trapped in the Grenfell Tower blaze rang a friend to tell her she feared she was about to die, it emerged on Wednesday.

The woman, named locally as Nura Jamal, called her friend at around 2am and said: “Forgive me, the fire is here, I’m dying.”

Her daughter is understood to have escaped from the fire and is now being treated in hospital, but her two sons, aged 6 and 11, are both still missing.

Hibo Yussuf, 35, a friend of the missing woman, told The Telegraph: “We’ve heard that Nora’s daughter is in hospital but hasn’t been able to get hold of her mum. Noora called one of her friends to say ‘Forgive me, the fire is here, I’m dying.’

“Now we don’t know where she is or if she’s dead or alive.”

Mrs Yussuf said a teaching assistant from Avondale Primary School called Nadia was also missing, along with her husband and mother in law.

“They lived on the 22nd floor. I don’t know what’s happened to them. It’s so horrible,” she said.

Steve Power

Mr Power’s sons told The Telegraph they are looking for their father.

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