London: Its Ramzan for Muslims around the world and they do not take sleep in night in usual time. This helped several people to survive during fire caught vigorously on London’s Grenfell Tower.
Not only they made aware, banged the doors and shouted for long time to alert the residents who were unaware or in bed. By observing Ramzan on night, they helped to save many lives as soon as they noticed blaze on Grenfell Tower.
The massive uncontrollable fire which caught the 24-storey residential tower of 100 families in west London have already taken 12 lives and 74 injured. Still, the death toll may rise as per police inspection. But on the other hand, some of the proactive Muslim youths raised the alarm and shouted to get alerted, helped many people to survive, said a local woman outside the tower block.
“If it wasn’t for all these young Muslims, young boys round here – coming from mosques, helping us… people would have [died]. A lot more people would have [died],” she said.
Those who were on bed and slept unnoticed, Muslim youths shouted and banged the doors, warned the nearby residents and asked for help to those who are capable of. “People want to talk about them when they do wrong – but when they’re doing good… They were the first people with bags of water, giving to people and helping people – running and telling people,” she said.
Some residents were unaware and they got alerted in just a moment when Muslims started shouting and they could quickly evacuate the burning building.
The area around Grenfell Tower is home to large number of Muslims and many of them were observing Ramzan that day. Muslims were taking meal, eating suhur, the early morning meal before the beginning of daily fast in Ramzan month.
The fire has broken down the second floor of the tower block in a very short time after midnight on and had quickly grabbed the entire building in no time.
Meanwhile, mosques, gurdwaras and churches in West London have opened their doors to offer assistance to the survivors of the huge fire.