Refugee fled Syria violence only to die in the London fire

Mohammed Al Haj Ali

One of the first victims of the Grenfell Tower fire has been named as 23-year-old Syrian refugee Mohammad Alhajali.

According to Almashi, Alhajali studied civil engineering at the University of West London so he could return to Syria one and help rebuild the country.

Mohammad and his brother, Omar, 25, a student at Westminster Business School, lived together in a 14th-floor apartment in Grenfell Tower.

Seventeen people have died and more are feared dead after the huge fire destroyed a tower block in west London.

He said: "Mohammed undertook a risky journey to flee war and death in Syria, only to meet it here in the United Kingdom, in his own home".

According to The Telegraph, he also sent a message to his family saying, "the fire is here, goodbye".

The charity called for a "thorough investigation" into building regulations, adding: "Mohammed came to this country for safety and the United Kingdom failed to protect him".

"Mohammed undertook a risky journey to flee war and death in Syria, only to meet it here in the United Kingdom, in his own home", said the group in a statement on Facebook.

The brothers along with their family had fled Daraa in southern Syria - the cradle of the revolution against Syrian president Bashar al-Assad - three years ago and were granted asylum in the UK.

Mohammad Alhajali (left) with his brother Omar who survived the deadly blaze. Both were set to come to our Iftar this Saturday.

Friend Abdullah Hourani, who had searched for Mohammed through social media, said Omar was in a stable condition.

"We need to know what happened. We're good at putting loads of rules and regulations and making people pay service charge and housing tax but we're not good at being practical and planning for the worst".

It remains unclear just how many people perished in the London tower fire tragedy.

At least 17 casualties have already been confirmed by police.

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