16-year-old girl caught up in Grenfell Tower blaze turns up to sit GCSE next day

A 16-year-old girl, Ines Alves, who was driven from her home in the horrific Grenfell Tower blaze is understood to have turned up to sit her GCSE exam the next day, according to The Guardian.

Alves escaped after her father, Miguel, 49, returned home from work late and realised the tower was on fire just after it started.

While collecting supplies from Notting Hill Methodist Church on Wednesday, she told The Guardian that despite losing everything, she still went to Sacred Heart school to complete her maths exam. “But I missed my history exam in the afternoon,” she said.

At least 12 people died, and a further 69 were injured, with 18 in critical condition in the Grenfell Tower fire. The death toll is expected to rise.

People on Twitter have been praising the young victims of the fire, some of whom are understood to have turned up to sit their exams wearing only their night clothes.