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Grenfell Tower residents told to go to the top floor

A heroic Grenfell survivor has described the moment he carried his disabled mother from the top floor of the blazing block of flats. 

Farhad Neda and his mother Flora, 55, were the only survivors on the 23rd floor during the disaster, which claimed at least 80 lives. 

Mr Neda said '35 or 40 people came up to their floor' during the inferno and claimed they had been ordered to by the fire brigade to prepare for a helicopter rescue.

Farhad Neda and his mother Flora, 55, were the only survivors on the 23rd floor during the disaster, which claimed at least 80 lives

Farhad Neda and his mother Flora, 55, were the only survivors on the 23rd floor during the disaster, which claimed at least 80 lives

As the blaze took hold on June 14, he grabbed his mother after she told him: 'I don't want to go through the pain of burning alive. I'm going to jump out the window.'

The 24-year-old told Channel 4 News how he carried his mother on his shoulders down 23 flights of stairs while choking on thick black smoke in the pitch black.

He trampled over bodies in the stairwell as people lay dying but told his mother, 'It's just the fire brigade's hoses that we're stepping on'.

They gulped fresh air from a 'two or three foot high air pocket underneath the smoke' as they made their way down to stay alive – something he describes as a 'miracle'.

And after waking from an induced coma he discharged himself from hospital to find his missing father but was told he had died in the fire and that

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