Survivors of a massive fire at London’s Grenfell Tower criticize a fire brigade for advising residents to stay inside the tower.
In tributes from families on Tuesday, Paulos Tekle, who lost his five-year-old son, Isaac, in the blaze repeatedly asked for a reason why they had been asked to stay in their flat on the 18th floor until it was too late.
According to Tekle, the night of the fire on 14 June 2017, the children were asleep, but the family was woken by noise in the corridors.
“I rang the fire brigade and I was told to wait and that they would come and get us,” Tekle said on the sixth day of hearings to remember the victims.
“If I had not listened and left right away, Isaac would be here today. I called the fire brigade again and they told me to stay put.”