An incredible son carried his disabled mum down 24 flights of stairs through suffocating fumes in the pitch dark during the Grenfell Tower fire.

Twenty-four-year-old graduate, Shekeb Neda, saved mum Flora, 55, who is disabled by a muscle disease, by carrying her on his back. She is currently in a coma in hospital.

Shekeb's uncle, Aref, spoke to The Sun regarding the incredible feat. He explained: "Shekeb needed to get her out quickly. He took her arms, put them around his neck and carried her over his back down all 24 floors."


Grenfell Tower. Credit: PA Images

Fahim Muzhary, a family friend, added: "He is a hero. In the chaos, all the screaming and shouting, he picked up his mother and carried her down from the very top floor.

"He sprinted with her down the stairs the whole way. I just don't know how he did it. He must have summoned the strength somehow in the moment.

"With all the smoke and the flames, it really is unbelievable."

Flora's husband, Saber, sadly stayed behind in the flat and is still missing.


Saber. Credit: SWNS

Like his mother, Shekeb was taken to a hospital where he ended up in a coma. However, a family member visited him and confirmed that he was awake last night. They added that he is 'getting better'.

He recently graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering at Kingston University in South West London.


Shekeb carried his mum from the top floor. Credit: PA Images

His cousin, who has not been named, added: "Shekeb is the most loving and caring man - a strong young boy who loves his family more than anything.

"He did what any son would do and he got his mother to safety. We do not know where Saber is. We hope he is alive."


Shekeb (centre) with his mother and father. Credit: SWNS

The family reportedly moved into the flat around 14 years ago after Saber and Flora moved to London from Afghanistan.

A GoFundMe page has been set up for the family. You can donate here.

Featured Image Credit: SWNS

Mel Ramsay

Mel Ramsay is an NCTJ trained Trending Journalist at LADbible and has worked here since 2015. She launched the 'LAD of the Week' feature in 2016 and has run it single-handedly ever since. She started her career writing obituaries and funeral guides online. Since then, her work has been published in a wide variety of national and local news sites. She is part of the BBC's Generation project and has spoken about young people, politics and mental health on television, radio and online.

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