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London tower fire: Muslims fasting for Ramzaan helped save lives

Fasting Muslims waiting for pre-dawn meal were the first to notice Grenfell fire; went out to save neighbours' lives Photograph: (Twitter)

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jun 15, 2017, 11.11 AM (IST)

In the tragic Grenfell tower fire, many lives were saved because of Muslim residents who were awake for Sehri (pre-dawn meal) during the holy month of Ramzaan. 

Muslim residents observing Ramzaan were the first ones to notice the smoke coming out of the seventh floor of the Grenfell tower, media reports said.  

Waiting to have their pre-dawn meal, Sehri, the residents came out in a frenzy and began knocking on their neighbours' doors to alert them of the imminent danger.

No fire alarms or water sprinklers had gone off till then, an eyewitness said. 

A number of local mosques, churches and Sikh temples opened their doors to help those who were evacuated. 

Seventeen people have died in the fire so far. The death toll in the incident is likely to rise further.

 

 

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