Trailfinders employee among Grenfell Tower fire survivors

Trailfinders employee among Grenfell Tower fire survivors

An employee of Trailfinders is among the residents to have survived the fire which engulfed a west London tower block.

The blaze ripped through the 24-storey Grenfell Tower in the early hours of Wednesday morning leaving at least 17 dead.

Turufat Girma works in Trailfinders’ hotel reservation department at the company’s Kensington offices.

The company has not released any statement but confirmed she is an employee.

According to reports, Girma was trapped on the seventh floor of Grenfell Tower, near Notting Hill, and considered jumping from a window to escape the flames.

She told the BBC: “For a split second I had the thought to jump out because of the smoke. I called 999 but my second thought was let’s just jump.

“We tried to take a lot of things to our local MP and it looks like they have been ignored. We were scared that this would happen because if there is one fire, we knew this would happen.”

On Thursday June 15 the Metropolitan Police confirmed 17 people had died but Commander Stuart Cundy said he expected this number to rise.

Those concerned for missing family or friends are being asked to contact the Metropolitan Police Casualty Bureau phone number on 0800 0961 233.

 

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