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Two-year-old confirmed as latest victim of tower fire


Tragedy: Jeremiah Deen

Tragedy: Jeremiah Deen


Tragedy: Jeremiah Deen

A toddler has been identified as one of the latest victims of the Grenfell Tower fire.

Two-year-old Jeremiah Deen was formally identified as one of the 80-plus people who died in the high-rise blaze on June 14 in west London, the Metropolitan Police said.

He is believed to be one of the youngest victims of the tower block fire.

The death of his mother, 32-year-old Zainab Deen, was confirmed at an inquest in July.

She was discovered on the 14th floor of the tower block, and her preliminary cause of her death was given as "consistent with the effects of fire".

In a statement to the media yesterday, their heartbroken family said: "We would like to express our heartfelt appreciation to all relatives and friends for their prayers, floral tributes and expression of condolences during this difficult time.

"Funeral arrangements will be announced later as plans are being made to lay mother and son to rest. You spent a moment in our arms, but you will last a lifetime in our hearts. RIP Zainab and Jeremiah."

Belfast Telegraph