A mum-of-six who managed to escape the 21st floor of the Grenfell Tower fire with all her children, only got four got to the bottom, a witness has claimed.

Michael Paramasivan, who lives on the seventh floor, said the woman raced from her home as flames engulfed the west London tower block just before 1am on Wednesday. But though she left the flat with all six of her children, only four of them made it down to the exit.

Mr Paramasivan told the Today programme: “It was horrendous. There was one woman who had escaped her flat on the 21st floor with her six children, but when she got down to the bottom of the stairs, she only had four of them with her. She can’t find two of her children anywhere. She’s in a community centre absolutely breaking her heart.”