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Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 September 2018

Grenfell fire: victim Yasin El Wahabi named

The 20-year-old’s remains were found on the 21st floor

More than 80 people died in the tower block
More than 80 people died in the tower block

Described by his family as "loving, bubbly and caring", 20-year-old Yasin El Wahabi is the latest victim of the Grenfell Tower fire to be formally identified.

His remains were found on the 21st floor of the west London tower block, according to the BBC.

In a statement, his family said his "contagious smile will always be etched on our minds and hearts" and that "Yasin was a lovable, bubbly and caring young man. He would lend his hand to anyone who asked for help."

Coroner Dr Fiona Wilcox said 47 victims of the fire had now been identified. She went on to confirm that 45 victims have inquests opened and adjourned for them.

At least 80 people died when fire ripped through the tower on June 14. It is thought the final figure will be more than 100.

Mr El Wahabi was identified by his dental records and his provisional cause of death was given as "consistent with the effects of fire".

The inquest of Nura Jemal, 35, - who was named by police on Monday - was also opened.

The court heard her remains were recovered from the 22nd floor of the 24-storey block. She was also identified by dental records.

The death of two-year-old Jeremiah Deen, who lived on the 14th floor of Grenfell Tower, was reported yesterday. His mother, 32-year-old Zainab Deen, was confirmed at an inquest in July to have also died.

The remains of Jessica Urbano Ramirez, 12, were found on the 23rd floor of the tower.

All the inquests were adjourned to allow the public inquiry and any potential criminal prosecutions to take place first.

It comes as the Grenfell Response Team said most survivors of the fire were still living in emergency accommodation.

Residents from 13 homes have been rehoused so far, with 48 out of 175 offers of temporary or permanent accommodation being accepted.

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