Gambian Khadija Saye and her mother have been named as of those who perished in the Grenfell Tower fire on Wednesday.
The 24-year-old was understood to be on the 20th floor with her mother Mary Mendy, 53, when the blaze broke out. It is not yet known if Mendy was able to reach safety. Labour MP David Lammy tweeted his grief on Friday morning, calling her death a “tragic loss” and stating his heart was breaking.
Saye’s friend Nicola Green told the Evening Standard she last heard from her at 3 am when she was Facebook messaging because her phone would not work. She said: “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.”
News of Saye’s death comes a day after Syrian refugee Mohammad Alhajali’s family confirmed he had also been killed in the inferno.