16/11/2017 15:42 GMT | Updated 17/11/2017 04:23 GMT

The 71 Victims Of The Grenfell Tower Fire

Police believe the final death toll in the Grenfell Tower fire is 71, including a stillborn baby.

The Press Association has identified all the victims from inquests and other sources.

Victoria King and Alexandra Atala

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Victoria King and her daughter were the final two confirmed victims of the Grenfell Tower fire (Metropolitan Police/PA)

Police released the names of the last two victims to be identified as Victoria King, 71, and her daughter Alexandra Atala, 40, on Thursday.

Their identities were formally confirmed by coroner Fiona Wilcox on Tuesday, although the official inquests into their deaths will not take place until Wednesday November 22. Details about where the pair were found have not been released.

Their family said they were “devastated” by the news.

“Some comfort can come from the knowledge that (Victoria) and Alexandra were devoted to one another and spent so many mutually supportive years together,” they said.

“They died at each other’s side and now they can rest together in peace. We will remember them always.”

The other victims are:


Amna Mahmud Idris

The remains of Amna Mahmud Idris, 27, were discovered on the second highest floor of the high-rise, the inquest into her death heard.

Gary Maunders

The 57-year-old is believed to have been with his friend Deborah Lamprell, who also died, when the fire broke out.

Mr Maunders died from injuries “consistent with the effects of fire”, an inquest heard.

Rania Ibrahim and children

Believed to be a mother of two young children – three-year-old Hania and five-year-old Fethia – Ms Ibrahim, 30, uploaded a harrowing Facebook Live video as she appeared to be stuck at the top of the tower block.

In the footage, she can be seen seeking help in the smoke-covered corridor of the block before going back into her home and looking down on the street below from her balcony.

She was identified by her dental records, an inquest attended by her husband and surviving family heard.

Gloria Trevisan and Marco Gottardi

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Gloria Trevisan, 26, and Marco Gottardi, 27

The young Italian couple Gloria Trevisan, 26, and Marco Gottardi, 27, had only recently moved into the 23rd floor.

Ms Trevisan called her mother in Italy at roughly 3.30am to say their building was ablaze, according to the Italian newspaper Corriere del Veneto.

Fathia Ahmed and children

The 71-year-old – thought also to be referred to as Fathiya Alsanousi – and son Abufars Ibrahim, 39, and daughter Isra Ibrahim, 35, were confirmed dead by authorities.

Raymond ‘Moses’ Bernard

Raymond Bernard, 63

The body of Mr Bernard, 63, was discovered in his flat with that of one of the youngest victims, 12-year-old Biruk Haftom.

The family of Mr Bernard, known to his friends as Moses, said: “Gone but not forgotten, you are so dearly loved by us all and will be sadly missed by many. May you rest in eternal peace, with love always.”

Mohamed Neda

Mohamed Amied Neda, 57, was found outside the tower block and died as a result of multiple injuries consistent with a fall.

Hesham Rahman

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Hesham Rahman, 57

The 57-year-old was found dead in the flat where he lived alone.

He is said to have last made contact with his family at around 3am when he told them he could smell smoke. It was also reported that Mr Rahman had diabetes, making it difficult for him to walk down stairs.


The Choucair family

Nadia Choucair and her husband Bassem lived on the 22nd floor with their three daughters Mierna, 13, Fatima, 11, and Zeinab, three. Grandmother Sirria Choucair, 60, was also found among the dead.

The Kedir family

Father and daughter Hashim Kedir, 44, and Firdows Hashim, 12

Hashim Kedir, 44, died alongside wife Nura Jemal, 35, daughter , 12, and sons Yahya Hashim, 13, and Yaqub Hashim, six.

Family described Mr Kedir as “everybody’s favourite in the family” who could “make friends so easily”.

Mrs Jemal was described as “vibrant, full of life and positive-minded”, while their daughter was “the most intelligent, wise and eloquent girl” with “the voice of an angel”.

Family said Yahya was “kind, handsome, pure-hearted and sweet”, and Yaqub was “our energetic, sporty, funny, smart and cute boy”.


Logan Gomes

Police have recorded baby Logan Gomes, who was stillborn in hospital after his parents escaped the tower, as a victim of the fire.

His family managed to escape from the blaze but mother Andreia Gomes lost the child, giving birth to him as she lay unconscious in hospital hours after they escaped.

Speaking to the Sunday Telegraph, her husband Marco said doctors had opted to deliver the infant after his heart stopped beating to ensure she would not contract an infection, adding it was a “very traumatic time”.

The El-Wahabi family

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Mehdi El-Wahabi, 8, was the youngest of the five members of his family to die

Abdulaziz El-Wahabi, 52, wife Faouzia, 41, their elder son Yasin, 20, daughter Nur Huda, 16, and younger son Mehdi, eight, were confirmed dead at inquests.

They lived on the 21st floor, according to Mr El-Wahabi’s sister.

Hana El-Wahabi told reporters: “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.”

In a statement released by the Metropolitan Police, the surviving family said: “Mehdi was a calm and friendly young boy who loved his family very much.

“He was loved by staff and pupils at his school who held a beautiful memorial and made a plaque in memory of him.”

Ligaya Moore

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Ligaya Moore, 78

The Philippine embassy in London said Ligaya Moore, 79, a Filipino living in the tower, is missing presumed dead.

Her family told the Press Association she was diabetic, and had lived in London for more than 40 years.

Mrs Moore’s grandson, Nico Purificacion, called her “an admirable woman”.

“Our family loves her so much,” he said. “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.”


Khadija Saye and Mary Mendy

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Khadija Saye, 24

Artist Khadija Saye, also known as Ya-Haddy Sisi Saye, died in the hallway on the ninth floor as a result of inhalation of fire fumes and burns.

She was hailed as a “wonderful young woman” by Tottenham MP David Lammy, and was due to appear in a BBC documentary about her work, which was on show in Venice as part of a collection on the theme of diaspora.

Ms Saye’s mother, Mary Mendy – also known as Sissy Mendy – is thought to have been visiting her daughter on the 20th floor when the fire broke out. She died on the 13th floor, an inquest heard.

Jessica Urbano Ramirez

Jessica Urbano, 12

Jessica, 12, died on the 23rd floor.

Last month, her family and friends celebrated what would have been the schoolgirl’s 13th birthday at a gathering in Avondale Park, west London.

Her aunt Ana Ospina told the Press Association shortly after the fire: “She last spoke to her mum when she borrowed a phone and told her she was on the stairs with other people.”

The Belkadi family

Four members of a family of five were killed in the blaze, with the fifth – a young child – taken to hospital.

Mother Farah Hamdan, 31, and her husband Omar Belkadi, 32, lived on the 20th floor with their daughters Malak, seven, Tazmin, six, and Leena, six months.

Leena and Malak died from inhalation of fumes. Leena was found in her mother’s arms between the 19th and 20th floors.

Malak was recovered from the 20th floor and died later at St Mary’s Hospital, where she was taken alongside her sister Tazmin, who is believed to have survived.


Mariem and Eslah Elgwahry

Mariem Elgwahry, 27, lived on the 19th floor of the tower with her mother Eslah, 64.

The bodies of the two women were found side by side on the 23rd floor where they had tried to escape the blaze.

Mohamednur Tuccu and family

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Mohamednur Tuccu, 44

The body of Mohamednur Tuccu, 44, was recovered from close to the nearby leisure centre, where he was found to have suffered multiple injuries. His wife Amalahmedin and their three-year-old daughter Amaya also died.


Berkti and Biruk Haftom

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Berkti Haftom, 30, and her 12-year-old son Biruk

Berkti Haftom, 29, and 12-year-old son Biruk were found dead near the top of the tower block, suggesting they sought refuge in a flat further up the building.

Their family said: “Berkti and Biruk left an everlasting legacy full of lovely memories and their contagious laughter and charisma will live in our hearts forever.

“We are deeply hurt and heartbroken our angels were taken from us so cruelly, so young. We will not rest until justice is served.”

Sakina and Fatima Afrasahabi

Sakina Afrasahabi, 65

Sisters Sakina, 65, and Fatema, 59, moved to the UK in 1997 and were found dead on the 23rd floor.

The Iranian family of the pair told The Guardian that Sakina was disabled and only able to move with a walking stick.

They said: “She was forced to live there because she had no other option. On a good day she couldn’t come down 18 floors – but in the fire and smoke?”

Isaac Paulos

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Isaac Paulos, 5

Five-year-old Isaac was last seen trying to escape the blaze with neighbours and family, but reportedly got lost in the smoke.

He choked to death on fumes and was found on the 13th floor.

In a statement released by the Metropolitan Police, his family said: “Isaac our beloved son was taken from us when he was only five years old.

“We will all miss our kind, energetic, generous little boy. He was such a good boy who was loved by his friends and family. We will miss him forever, but we know God is looking after him now and that he is safe in heaven.”


Khadija Khalloufi

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Khadija Khalloufi, 52

52-year-old Khadija Khalloufi died from inhalation of fumes, an inquest heard. She leaves behind husband Sabah Abdullah, who was granted an emergency passport to attend her funeral in Morocco after his identification was lost in the fire.

“I’m relieved now. At least I know I’m going to fulfil the wish of my late wife,” he told the BBC after the broadcaster appealed to the Home Office on his behalf.

Vincent Chiejina

Mr Chiejina, 60, was recovered from the 17th floor of the building and identified by DNA, the inquest into his death heard.

The coroner’s officer said the provisional cause of death had been given as “consistent with the effects of fire”.

The Begum family

Kamru Miah, 79, Rabeya Begum, 64, Mohammed Hamid, 27, Mohammed Hanif, 26 and Husna Begum, 22, were found on the 17th floor and died from injuries “consistent with the effects of fire”, the inquests into their deaths heard.


Joseph Daniels

The 69-year-old reportedly suffered from dementia and could not be persuaded by his son to leave the building. He died from injuries consistent with the effects of fire, an inquest heard.

Deborah Lamprell

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Deborah Lamprell,45

Ms Lamprell, 45, worked front of house at Opera Holland Park. Known as Debbie, she was described by her mother as a “wonderful, precious daughter, always smiling and helping others”.

In honour of their colleague, the opera house in west London held a special encore at a recent performance, before which a private memorial service was held for around 100 people, including family and performers at the venue.

Michael Volpe, general director at the company, said she had worked there for “several years” and called her “a really valued member of staff”, adding: “She will be remembered here.

“Part of her job was to go backstage and check things backstage. Not only was she known to all of our patrons, she was really popular with all the singers, chorus and the orchestra and she had a lovely way about her.”

Majorie and Ernie Vital

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Marjorie Vital, 67

Majorie Vital, 68, and her son Ernie, 50, lived on the 16th floor and died on the 23rd floor.

Mr Vital, who worked in catering, was a “proud, humble, mature and independent man”, a “loyal son” and a “law-abiding citizen”, his family said.

His mother, a former textile worker, was a “kind-hearted” woman who dedicated her life to her children.


Gary Allen

Sheila, 84

Sheila, 84, formerly known as Sheila Smith, lived on the 16th floor, where she died from injuries consistent with the effects of fire, an inquest heard.

A friend, Gary Allen, said he had known her for 20 years, and described her as a “truly beautiful person” and “love, pure and simple”.

“We shared a great interest in history, Shakespeare, the Knights Templar, et cetera and she had a great spirituality about her,” he said.


Hamid Kani

Maryam Shahvarani

Hamid Kani, 61

The body of 60-year-old Hamid Kani was found on the 23rd floor, an inquest heard. His family had said he lived on the 15th floor but had no relatives in the UK.

“All members of his family are here in Iran,” Mr Kani’s niece, Maryam Shahvarani, told the Press Association.

She said he lived alone, struggled with hearing problems and wore hearing aids.

The inquest was told Mr Kani died of injuries consistent with the effects of fire.

Steve Power

The 63-year-old died on the 15th floor, where he is thought to have lived.

Several family members have posted online speaking of their heartbreak at not being able to find him.


Mohammed Al-Haj Ali

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Mohammed Al-Haj Ali, 23

Syrian refugee Mohammed Al-Haj Ali, 23, was the first fatality to be formally identified by police. Having reportedly been stuck in his flat for two hours, he was later found outside the tower block having fallen from the burning building.

His funeral was held a week after the disaster and was attended by his family, some of whom came over from Syria, and the mayor of London Sadiq Khan.

A family statement read at the service said he “loved London and loved the people he met here”, and had begun pursuing his dream of studying engineering.

“He was a loving and caring person, always showing support and solidarity for friends and family stuck back in Syria.”

Denis Murphy

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Denis Murphy, 56

The family of 56-year-old Mr Murphy said they were left with a “gaping hole in our hearts that can never be filled” after he was formally identified.

He is believed to have become trapped on the 14th floor. His family spoke of an “agonising 10 weeks” between the disaster and his formal identification.

Zainab and Jeremiah Deen

Jeremiah Deen, 2, died alongside his mother Zainab

Zainab Deen was in her flat with her two-year-old son Jeremiah when the fire broke out. They were found dead at each other’s side.

Originally from Sierra Leone, Ms Deen was described as a “beautiful, loving lady” when a group of friends gathered near Grenfell Tower to pay tribute to her.

In a tribute issued by police, Jeremiah’s family said of him: “You spent a moment in our arms, but you will last a lifetime in our hearts.”

Isha Thomas, a friend of Ms Deen, said she believed the 32-year-old was following advice not to leave the building, adding: “She was on the phone to her brother until four in the morning.

“We are just devastated. I just want them (authorities) to answer. We need answers, we need to know what happened.”


Abdeslam Sebbar

The 67-year-old is thought to have lived on the 11th floor, where he was discovered. He died from inhalation of fire fumes, an inquest heard.


Ali Yawar Jafari

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Ali Jafari, 81

The 81-year-old was pulled from the tower by firefighters but was pronounced dead at the scene due to inhalation of fire fumes, an inquest heard.

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.

 Anthony Disson

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Anthony Disson, 65

Known as Tony, the 65-year-old is reported to have last been in contact with his family at around 3am while he was inside the building. An inquest heard that he died from inhalation of fire fumes.

He is reported to have lived on the 10th floor and is survived by four sons, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A sixth grandchild was due in September.

He was laid to rest a mile from the tower in Ladbroke Grove, at a ceremony in June attended by Sadiq Khan.