24-year-old artist Khadija Saye has been confirmed dead in the Grenfell Tower fire. Khajija and her mother Mary Mendy were reported missing but later found by firefighters and taken to the hospital, to the news of her not making it.
Labour MP David Lammy tweeted his grief on Friday morning, calling her death a “tragic loss” saying; “May you rest in peace Khadija Saye. God bless your beautiful soul. My heart breaks today. I mourn the tragic loss of a wonderful young woman” he wrote.
Khadija Saye – a wonderful emerging artist on the cusp of recognition. Her moment to shine had come. Rest in peace. https://t.co/VfRcadTS52
— David Lammy (@DavidLammy) June 17, 2017
May you rest in peace Khadija Saye. God bless your beautiful soul. My heart breaks today. I mourn the tragic loss of a wonderful young woman pic.twitter.com/KdIPs34FvA
— David Lammy (@DavidLammy) June 16, 2017
Syrian refugee Mohammed Alhajali, 23, and artist Khadija Saye, 24, have been named as the first victims of the disaster in west London.
A statement from London Fire Brigade commissioner Dany Cotton said it is extremely unlikely that any survivors could remain inside. He said;“Tragically now we are not expecting to find anyone else alive,” Cotton told Sky News. “The severity and the heat of the fire will mean that it will be an absolute miracle for anyone to be left alive”.