In an heartbreaking incident, a couple living in Grenfell Tower made their final phone call to their respective families right before their death.
The couple who were living on the 23rd floor were actually from Italy. They made phone calls to their parents in the middle of the night to thank them for all they had done.
According to Daily Mail, Gloria Trevisan and Marco Gottardi were engaged and miss Trevisan made the phone call to her mother and said,
Thank you for what you have done for me.
On the other hand, Mr Gottardi tried to be brave and resilient but had to give up at the end.
The couple, who both had a degree in Architecture, just moved to London three months ago as they were looking to find better jobs.
Mr Gottardi made phone calls to his family at 3.45 AM and 4 AM respectively.
Marco Gottardi’s father Gianno mentioned to Italian newspaper Il Mattino di Padova:
In the first call Marco told us not to worry, that everything was under control, that basically we must not worry.
He was trying to minimise what happened, probably not to unsettle us but in the second call – and I can’t get this out of my head – he said there was smoke, that so much smoke was rising.
We were on the phone until the last moment.
At 4.07am he told us their apartment was flooded with smoke and that the situation had become an emergency.
The communications broke down and from that moment on we no longer had any contact – the phone didn’t pick up again.
Miss Trevisan’s father Loris said that she had called her parents to inform about the fire:
They wanted to go down but said they could see flames going up the stairs and the smoke was more and more intense.
Her father tried to call her back hundreds of time after the phone got disconnected but failed.
The family lawyer of the Trevisan family, Maria Cristina Sandrin said:
I’ve heard the recording of Gloria talking to her mother and there is no hope to find them alive.
She said goodbye. She said, ‘Thank you mother for what you have done for me’.
She also added that both the families are keen to bring the bodies to Italy if possible:
We don’t know in what condition we will find the bodies, if we will find the bodies.
Police has asked to call to the Casualty Bureau on 0800 0961 233 if anyone hasn’t been able to track down their family members.