Sur­vivor in hor­ror flat visit

Daily Star Sunday - - FRONT PAGE - ■ by ED GLEAVE

A WOMAN who sur­vived Gren­fell has re­turned to her charred flat.

Lor­raine Bea­dle lived on the fourth floor for more than 40 years and wanted to see it for a fi­nal time.

Po­lice es­corted her on the har­row­ing visit months af­ter the blaze. The gran said: “It looked like some­thing out of World War Two.

“I looked into the kitchen and I said to the po­lice, ‘I’ve had enough, I’ve got to get out’.

“I wanted to go in to say good­bye but now I wish I hadn’t.

“I had a lot of mem­o­ries there.” The NHS es­ti­mates that 11,000 peo­ple have been men­tally scarred by the tragedy.

Within months of the fire 1,300 peo­ple had been treated for post-trau­matic stress dis­or­der.

Karim Mus­silhy, who lost his un­cle in the blaze, told how it af­fected him.

He said: “I had a big break­down, a big ner­vous break­down. I was just over­whelmed.”

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