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- Three young siblings chose to stay and die with their parents in the Grenfell Tower fire – rather than leave them to die alone on the 17th floor, it’s emerged.
- As smoke and flames engulfed the 17th floor, bride-to-be Husna Begum, 22, and her brothers, Hanif, 26, and Hamid, 29, explained their decision to stay to relatives on the phone.
- In an emotional conversation more than two hours after the blaze began, the children told them that there was no way they could leave their mother, Rabeya, who was in her 60s, and 82-year-old father, Kamru Miah.
- The British-Bangladeshis also told their relatives not to grieve for them as they were ‘going to a better place’.
- It’s been claimed they had an ‘opportunity’ of almost an hour after the fire began at around 12.50am to make their way to safety – until about 1.45pm – and were last heard of on the phone at 3.10am.
- Ms Begum was due to get married in Leicester next month – and her distraught fiancé and extended family are expected to remember them in a public prayer ceremony at 6pm today.
- One brother Mohammed Hakim, who had been at the home earlier in the evening but left before the blaze, is known to have survived.