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Grenfell Tower fire: Victims of disaster identified

Credit: Met Police

As many as 79 people died in the Grenfell Tower fire disaster - and many are still to be identified.

Here is what we know about those who are confirmed to have died in the tragedy.

  • Mohammad al-Haj Ali
Mohammad al-Haj Ali died in the Grenfell Tower fire disaster.

The 23-year-old refugee was the first person to be identified as having died in the fire.

Mohammad al-Haj Ali fled the war in Syria, only to be killed in a fire in London.

He was with his brother Omar when the fire broke out but returned to his 14th floor flat after being overwhelmed by the smoke.

Mr al-Haj Ali was then trapped and knowing he was going to die desperately tried to call his family in Syria.

His last message read: "The fire is here now, goodbye."

He said: 'The fire is coming inside the flat. I will die'.

And he was trying to call his family, just to say the last few words. But you know the condition in Syria, the situation there, it's not always available just to call your family.

– Abdullah Hourani, friend of Mohammad al-Haj Ali

A funeral was held for him at the Whitechapel Mosque in east London on June 21.

  • Khadija Saye
Ms Saye was celebrating taking part in the Venice Biennale. Credit: Twitter/Khajida Saye

Promising art photographer Ya-Haddy Sisi Saye, known as Khadija Saye, was on the 20th floor with her mother Mary Mendy when the fire struck.

Tottenham MP David Lammy, a friend of the family, paid tribute to the 24-year-old in a post describing her as a "beautiful soul".

"May you rest in peace Khadija Saye," he wrote on Twitter.

"God bless your beautiful soul. My heart breaks today. I mourn the tragic loss of a wonderful young woman."

Ms Saye had been building a career as an art photographer and her work is currently on display at the Venice Biennale.

She celebrated in a post saying: "It's been a real journey, but mama, I'm an artist exhibiting in Venice and the blessings are abundant!"

Fellow artist Nicola Green said Ms Saye was last heard from at 3am on the night of the fire when she wrote on Facebook that she and her mother were trapped.

"She was saying she just can't get out and: 'Please pray for me. There's a fire in my council block. I can't leave the flat. Please pray for me and my mum'."

  • Anthony Disson
Anthony Disson tragically died without ever meeting one of his grandchildren

Anthony Disson, 65, died without ever meeting one of his grandchildren.

In a statement, his family said: "Our family are devastated at receiving the news that Tony sadly did not survive the fire at Grenfell Tower.

"Tony leaves behind a large family, his wife, sons and grandchildren, including one grandchild he will never get to meet.

"We miss him terribly, and are pulling together as a family and trying to stay strong under these tragic circumstances. We ask at this time that our family are left to grieve in private."

  • Khadija Khalloufi
Khadija Khalloufi

Moroccan Khadija Khalloufi, 52, lived on the 17th floor of the building with her retired lecturer husband Sabah Abdullah, 72.

The couple fled the building together but she lost her grip on his hand and they became separated.

Tragically, she is thought to have died just 50 feet away from where he was waiting for her outside.

  • Omar Belkadi and Farah Hamdan

Married couple Omar Belkadi, 32, and Farah Hamdan, 31, lived on the 20th floor of Grenfell Tower with their three children.

Mr Belkadi died from inhaling fire fumes while Ms Hamdan was killed by smoke inhalation.

Their two eldest daughters Tazmin, six, and Malek, 10, escaped the blaze but six-month-old Leena has still not been found.

  • Abufars Ibrahim

The 39-year-old was also named as one of those killed.

He died from multiple injuries.

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