Family Of Five Thought To Have Died In Grenfell Tower Fire Found Alive


Police have confirmed that a missing family of five in the Grenfell Tower have been found safe and well.

Commander Stuart Cundy announced they had been found at 11am today.

It is believed they are the Khudair family, who have three adult daughters, who were reported missing by Catherine Lindsay, an adult language tutor at a local charity, who was teaching them English.

Ms Lindsay told the Huffington Post the family had recently arrived from Syria.

The Independent has reportedly managed to speak to one of the daughters, Rawan, via Facebook who said they were unhurt in the fire but their flat was burned and all their belongings had been destroyed.

She said they were now getting help from the local community, saying they had been ‘very nice’.


Commander Cundy said:

Every one of those that have been confirmed or are presumed dead we have family liaison officers supporting those families.

This is a truly awful fire, for many families they have lost more than one family member. This is an incredibly distressing time. What is important to all of us is to find everyone.

On Saturday I was in there myself and went all the way to the top floor. It is incredibly hard to describe the devastation.

Nothing prepared me for what I was going to see, it is hard to describe my feelings.

It is fair to say it is incredibly emotional working in there, we will do everything we can to locate and recover everybody who was in there.

What is important to us is that we find everyone who was inside that building and return them to their loved ones.

The investigation continues.