Grenfell Tower fire: The people still missing, feared dead

Missing: Mariem Elgwahry
Missing: Mariem Elgwahry

Three generations of the same family are among those still reported missing following the Grenfell Tower fire.

A teenage girl, her two sisters, mum, dad and grandmother are all missing and feared dead after the blaze ripped through the tower block in Kensington, west London, on Wednesday morning.

So far at least 30 people have been confirmed to have died in the tragedy, though there are fears that the final death toll could be much higher as more than 70 people remain unaccounted for.

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Among those confirmed dead on Friday was artist Khadija Saye.

A friend of the Labour MP David Lammy, the 24-year-old was in her flat on the 20th floor when the blaze struck with her mother Mary Mendy, who is thought to be in her 50s.

Lammy confirmed her death in a tweet, where he praised her work and life.

Artist Khadija Saye (Twitter@DavidLammy)
Artist Khadija Saye (Twitter@DavidLammy)

She was last heard from at 3am.

Khadija direct messaged from her flat, as her phone was not working.

Saye’s artwork is currently on show in the Venice Biennale.

Khadija’s mother, Mary, who is still missing
Khadija’s mother, Mary, who is still missing

Also believed dead are Architecture students Gloria Trevisan and Marco Gottardi, both 26, who had moved to London three months ago.

Marco’s dad Giannino said the last contact he had with his son was at 4.07am, who told him that their flat had filled with smoke.

The pair had contacted their families as the fire approached their flat on the 23rd floor.

They had phoned home as the blaze encroached on their apartment to thank their families in heartbreaking last calls.

Their families say there was no chance they survived.

Gloria Trevisan and Marco Gottardi
Gloria Trevisan and Marco Gottardi

Many people still remain unaccounted for and the police have confirmed that it will take time to confirm other victims because of the ferocity of the fire.

One former soldier helping as a volunteer near the scene of the fire told the Guardian that the situation there resembled a war scene.

Many of those who were initially reported missing have been traced back to hospitals where they are receiving treatment.

However, there there are a still a number of people unaccounted for and friends and relatives have taken to social media to appeal for any information about their loved ones.

Jessica Urbano

Twelve-year-old Jessica Urbano is still missing following the fire at the block. Ana Ospina posted an image of the young girl, said to be about 5ft tall, on Facebook and said: “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.”

Mariem Elgwahry

Emma Evans shared an appeal to find long-time friend Mariem Elgwahry, who lived on the 19th floor of the tower block and was said to be missing with her mother. Ms Elgwahry had last been heard from when she spoke to another friend in the tower block – who was since confirmed safe – at around 2.30am.

Ali Yawar Jafari

The 82-year-old is among those missing. His son, Hamid Ali Jafari, said his father had lost contact with his mother and sister, who lived with him in Grenfell Tower, on the 10th floor. He is said to have got out of a lift before it reached the ground floor.

Hesham Rahman

Noha Baghdady shared a picture of her brother Hesham Rahman, 57, across a number of platforms, saying he lived on the 20th floor of the tower block and had not heard any news since the fire broke out. According to Sky News, Mr Rahman’s last contact with his family was at around 3am when he told them he could smell smoke.

Mohamed Neda

A friend of missing Mohamed Neda, Ariana Neumann Rodger, posted on Facebook that “his family are severely injured and in hospital and desperate to find out where he is”.

Anthony Disson

Known as Tony, the 66-year-old is reported to have last been in contact with his family at around 3am while he was inside the building. He is reported to have lived on the 10th floor and his wife Cordelia, Lee and three other sons have been searching for him in hospitals.

Dennis Murphy

Stevan Racz shared a post seeking information about his uncle Dennis Murphy, whom he said had called while trapped on the 14th floor of the building.

Mohamednur Tuccu

Mr Tuccu is missing along with his wife Amalahmedin and his three-year-old daughter after visiting relatives in Grenfell Tower, his employer Red Consultancy said.

Zainab Dean and her son Jeremiah

Ms Dean lived on the 14th floor of the block with her two-year-old son Jeremiah. She called her brother Francis Dean in the early hours of the morning, but he has not heard from her since. She was apparently told by firefighters to stay inside her flat.

Maria Del Pilar Burton

Maria Del Pilar Burton
Maria Del Pilar Burton

The 65-year-old became separated from her husband Nicholas. He has regained consciousness and has appealed for help to trace his wife. who has Alzheimer’s.

Others still missing include:

Raymond “Moses” Bernard

A family friend confirmed that Raymond Bernard, known to friends as Moses, remained missing after the fire.

Rania Ibrham

Believed to be a mother of two small children, Rania Ibrham, 30, uploaded a harrowing Facebook Live video as she appeared to be stuck at the top of the tower block, and has not been heard from by friends since.

Abdulaziz Wahabi, wife Faouzia and children Nurhouda, Yassin and Medhi

All five lived on the 21st floor of the tower, according to Mr Wahabi’s sister. Hana Wahabi told reporters: “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.”

Top pic: PA