Many more would have died in London tower block blaze if it wasn't for Ramadan: 'These Muslim boys helped us'

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Muslims awake for Ramadan and returning home from prayers may have helped save lives after seeing the fire at Grenfell tower.

Muslims were among the first people on the scene as people were being evacuated and eyewitness accounts have corroborated that many sought to hand out food and clothes to the victims of the fire.

72 people died in the blaze, which took place on 14 June 2017, out of the 293 people in the building. More than 70 others were injured.

A video taken at the scene shows a woman pleading with the crowd to acknowledge the role Muslims played in the care of the victims immediately following the fire.

She tells them:

If it wasn't for all these young Muslim boys round here helping us, coming from mosques, a lot more people would've been dead.

They want to talk about them when they're doing bad things, but when they're doing good - they were the first people with bags of water giving to people and helping people and running and telling people.

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