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Grenfell Tower Inquiry LIVE: Tributes for mother and son

Tributes will be held for a mother and her 12-year-old son who both perished in the Grenfell Tower disaster. 

Berkti Haftom, 29, died alongside her son Biruk when the blaze tore through the North Kensignton tower block last June. 

Ms Haftom and Biruk lived on the 18th floor of the 24-storey block. 

Paying tribute to the youngster, Biruk’s family previously described him as ‘wise beyond his years’, saying he was ‘known for his politeness, kind heart and his love for his family and friends’.

A family statement released last year added: ‘Berkti and Biruk left an everlasting legacy full of lovely memories and their contagious laughter and charisma will live in our hearts forever.

‘We are deeply hurt and heartbroken our angels were taken from us so cruelly, so young. We will not rest until justice is served!’ 

Now entering its sixth day, the Grenfell Inquiry will hear commemorations for a further 11 victims. 

They are: Elsa Elgwahry, Mariem Elgwahry,  Rania Ibrahim, Fethia Hassan, Hania Hassan, Gloria Trevisa, Sakineh Afrasiabi, Isaac Paulos, Mohammed al-Haj Ali, Hamid Kani and Raymond ‘Moses’ Bernanrd.  

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