Tribute to 'selfless' mother-of-five who died in Grenfell Tower tragedy


The family of a mother-of-five who died in the Grenfell Tower fire have paid tribute to her as "selfless".

The Metropolitan Police said it has now formally identified Sakina Afrasehabi, 65, as one of the victims of the devastating blaze, which killed at least 80 people.

Her family said: "Sakina was a loving mother of five, who is much missed by all of us.

"She was completely selfless in all she did and always put other people first."

Mrs Afrasehabi is the 50th victim to be named by the police or at the opening of their inquests in the more than two months since the tragedy, according to the Press Association's records.

She was believed to have last been seen with her younger sister Fatima on the 18th floor of the building.

The Iranian family of the pair, who are presumed to have died, told The Guardian at the time that Mrs Afrasehabi was disabled and only able to move with a walking stick.

She said: "She was forced to live there because she had no other option.

"On a good day she couldn't come down 18 floors - but in the fire and smoke?"