Muslim woman gives birth to Grenfell Tower fire’s youngest survivor

Maryam Adam and her baby Mohamed

Baby Mohamed Adan has become the youngest survivor of the Grenfell Tower fire after he was born six months after the disaster.

His mum Maryam Adam was three months pregnant when the deadly fire ripped through the London towerblock, escaping with her husband Abdulwahad.

But six months later Ms Adam gave birth to “miracle” baby boy Mohammed in November, she revealed to The Mirror.

“On the night, I kept asking God to save my child, to save my baby,” Mrs Adam said.

She told the paper: “I was so worried I was going to have another miscarriage. We saw everything. I had many friends there. He is a miracle. When I first saw his face I was so, so happy. I think he is the youngest survivor.”

The 40-year-old said she lost most of her closest friends in the fire.

She says she felt “ashamed” for having woken up and walking straight out of the apartment without thinking about anything else.

“That night… I just woke up and I didn’t take anything – not even my phone,” she said.

Mrs Adam says that this tragedy that cost her her home and friends will stay in her mind, but the only thing she can do is continue to live her life:

“No one can change what has happened, we have to continue with our lives. We are not going to forget.

“I just [hope] that the people who died that night are at peace. I wish everyone that survived that night could go back to their normal lives – I would wish that for all of my Grenfell neighbours.”

71 people who lived in the 24-storey block were killed during the fire.

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