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Grenfell fire girl (11) is identifed via dental charts

By PA Reporter

An 11-year-old girl who died with her family in the Grenfell Tower fire disaster was identified by her dental records, an inquest has heard.

Westminster Coroner's Court was told that Fatima Choucair was found on the 22nd floor of the tower block.

Previous hearings heard that her parents Bassem Choucair (40) and Nadia Choucair (33) as well as her 13-year-old sister Mierna and 60-year-old grandmother Sirria were also recovered from the 22nd floor.

On Friday the inquest also opened into the death of 12-year-old Firdows Hashim, who was identified by her DNA and found on the same floor. The court was told that the causes of both children's deaths were "consistent with the effects of fire".

Coroner Dr Fiona Wilcox told the hearing that "identifications are becoming increasingly difficult".

Inquests have now been opened and adjourned for 48 victims, but police have said at least 80 people are thought to have died.

Dr Wilcox also told the court she had met Firdows Hashim's family, as she expressed her condolences to them.

An inquest was also opened into the death of 44-year-old Hashim Kedir, who was found on the 22nd floor and identified using DNA. The cause of his death was also "consistent with the effects of fire".

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