Sunday 23 July 2017

The missing: Worried relatives search for artist, her mum and 12-year-old girl after devastating London blaze

The search continues for a number of people worried about their loved ones
The search continues for a number of people worried about their loved ones
Mariem Elgwahry. has been reported missing by worried friends on social media (Image: Facebook)
Khadija Saye, who is feared missing alongside her mum (Image: Facebook)
Jessica Urbano Ramiez has been reported missing (Image: Twitter)
Ali Yawar Jafari (Image: Twitter)
Mary Mendy has been reported missing along with her daughter (Image: Twitter)
Laura Larkin

Laura Larkin

As rescue crews continue work on a west London tower block where a blaze claimed twelve lives overnight families and friends have begun a heartbroken search for their loved ones.

More than ten hours after the fire broke out a number of people are still feared trapped inside.

Hospitals are treating 74 people, 20 of whom are critical and a dedicated helpline has been set up for worried family members to contact.

Hundreds of people would have been in the apartment block, with 120 homes at the time of the fire, according to the local council.

Among the missing is a 12-year-old girl and a mother and daughter who lived together.

Jessica Urbano Ramiez

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Jessica Urbano Ramiez has been reported missing (Image: Twitter)
 

Ana Ospina said her 12-year-old niece Jessica was missing in the fire.

Another aunt Sandra, wrote: "If anyone sees Jessica she should come to The Harrow Centre where the family are waiting for her. Or speak to any police officer to guide her".

Noel Clarke, the actor and director, has also asked people for help finding the young girl.

Mariem Elgwahry

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Mariem Elgwahry. has been reported missing by worried friends on social media (Image: Facebook)
 

Friends have taken to social media to appeal for information on Mariem Elgwahry.

They say she was on the 19th floor Grenfell tower.

According to a friends she was last heard from at around 2am.

Khadija Saye and Mary Mendy

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Khadija Saye, who is feared missing alongside her mum (Image: Facebook)
 
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Mary Mendy has been reported missing along with her daughter (Image: Twitter)

Mum and daughter Khadija Saye and Mary Mendy are also believed to be missing after the fire.

An artists group, the ICF International Curators Forum, have been using their social media to appeal for information on Khadija, who is an emerging artist, and her mother.

"We are seeking any information on the whereabouts of our dear friend Khadija Saye who lives on the 20th floor of #GrenfellTower with her mum - please get in touch if you have seen her or heard from her since the early hours of this morning #Londonfire," the group wrote on Twitter.

Ali Yawar Jafari

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Ali Yawar Jafari (Image: Twitter)

Hamid Ali Jafari has appealed for information about his dad Ali Yawar Jafari , who he said lived on the 11th floor of the complex.

"Plz if anyone have any news about my father, lost him on the 10th floor Grenfell Tower plz call us on 07448131163," he wrote on Twitter.

Several other families are searching for their loved ones including the family of 55-year-old Saber Neda.

Among those feared dead are Nura Jamal, Nadia Loureda, Steve Power the Telegraph reports.

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