Second Victim Of Grenfell Fire Confirmed As Artist Khadija Saye


The second named victim of the Grenfell Tower fire has been confirmed as Khadija Saye.

Khadija, 24, was reported as missing following the devastating fire that started just before 1am on Wednesday.

Her mother Mary Mendy, who is in her 50s, is still missing.

The pair lived on the 20th floor in the 24-storey block of flats in Kensington, west London, and were last heard from at 3am when artist Khadija was direct messaging her friends on Facebook from her flat.

Khadija’s cousin Kayleigh Jackson wrote on Facebook:

They will forever be close to our hearts.

It’s crazy when a tradegy like this happens all your thoughts turn to think whether you could of done more.

Khadija’s work is currently being exhibited at the Venice Biennale.

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Syrian refugee Mohammed Al Haj Ali, 25, was confirmed as the first named victim to have died in the blaze.

The fire has claimed the lives of at least 17 people but this number is expected to rise as there are still unknown numbers of people inside.

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If you want to help those who have lost their home and belongings, a number of JustGiving pages have been set up to raise money for those affected by the tragedy.

Anyone concerned about a missing family member of friend is advised by police to call the Casualty Bureau on 0800 0961 233.