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Grenfell fire: Family confirm with 'great sadness' the death of young mother

In a statement 32-year-old Zainab Deen's father, Zainu, confirmed her death and the fact they still await news on their grandchild

The family of a young mother have confirmed their daughter was one of the victims of the fatal Grenfell Tower fire.

Police confirmed Zainab Deen, 32, died in the fire four weeks ago and now her family have spoken out following her death.

In a statement, Ms Deen's father Zainu and stepmother Maria said: "It is with great sadness that we can confirm we have been notified by the police that our daughter Zainab Deen died in the tragic Grenfell Tower fire.

Zainab Deen, 32, has been confirmed to have died(Image: PA)

"Zainab has been missing with her son, our grandchild, Jeremiah, who we still await news on.

"We respectfully ask to be allowed to grieve privately at this time."

The couple said funeral arrangements would be taking place and only immediate family would be releasing further updates.

Yesterday (Wednesday July 12) police released footage from inside Grenfell Tower showing officers climbing the fire escape of the 24-storey building.

At least 80 people have so far been confirmed dead by police and a vigil was held on Wednesday, four weeks after the tragedy, for those affected by the events on June 14.

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