Grenfell Tower Block Fire – Update

28 Jun 2017

According to the latest update from the Metropolitan Police, a total of around 80 people are either dead or missing presumed dead. They expect this figure to change.

The Embassy, with deep sorrow, regrets to share the sad news of the passing of five-year old Isaac Paulos, a British national of Ethiopian origin. Described by his mother Getnet Shawo as a “beautiful boy”, Isaac will be sorely missed by all Embassy staff.

Seven British nationals of Ethiopian origin are among the missing following the tragic event including: mother and son Berikti and Biruk Habtom and Hashim Kidir, his wife and their three children. We continue to monitor the situation and will provide further information as soon as it becomes available.

If you have any information concerning any Ethiopians or British nationals of Ethiopian origin in need of assistance, please contact the Embassy on one of the following numbers to speak to a member of staff: 0207 589 7212 / 0207 838 3882 / 0207 838 3884

Call the Metropolitan Police Casualty Bureau on 0800 0961 233 if you are concerned about a loved one.

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