Hero Son Carried Disabled Mum Down 24 Flights Of Stairs To Escape Grenfell Fire


A hero son carried his disabled mother down the stairs from the top of Grenfell Tower as flames tore through the building.

Shekeb Neda, 24, carried 55-year-old Flora, on his back through thick smoke down 24 floors – but his father is still missing.

Flora and her husband Mohammed (known as Saber) are from Afghanistan. Shekeb recently graduated from Kingston university with a degree in mechanical engineering, according to the Telegraph.


His uncle Aref, told The Sun how Flora, who suffers from a ‘muscle ­disease’, collapsed from the smoke which was entering their home.

He said:

Shekeb needed to get her out quickly. He took her arms, put them around his neck and carried her over his back down all 24 floors.

Adding that Flora was still in a coma in hospital last night, and Shekeb is in hospital too, although friends said he is awake and ‘getting better’.


Saber is said to have remained in the flat and is missing.

The 57-year-old was last heard from at 2.20am when he made a frantic phone call to a relative to say that the building was burning and that there was ‘no help’.


Fahim Muzhary, 62, whose son is a friend of Shekeb, told The Sun:

[Shekeb] is a hero. In the chaos, all the screaming and shouting, he picked up his mother and carried her down from the very top floor.

He sprinted with her down the stairs the whole way. I just don’t know how he did it. He must have summoned the strength somehow in the moment.

With all the smoke and the flames it really is unbelievable.


Shekeb has been described by his cousin as ‘the most loving and caring man who loves his family more than anything’:

He did what any son would do and he got his mother to safety. We do not know where Saber is. We hope he is alive.