‘Devastated’: Crowds throng funeral service for 15 Bronx fire victims

1/16/2022 10:29:00 PM

‘Devastated’: Crowds Throng Funeral Service for 15 Bronx Fire Victims

‘Devastated’: Crowds throng funeral service for 15 Bronx fire victims

‘Devastated’: Crowds Throng Funeral Service for 15 Bronx Fire Victims

| UPDATED:January 16, 2022 at 11:28 a.m.NEW YORK — A line of black hearses began pulling up outside the doors of the Islamic Cultural Center in the Bronx just after 10 a.m. Sunday. They maneuvered past throngs of distraught mourners who had flocked to the mosque to say a final goodbye to friends, children, parents and cousins killed in a fire that took the lives of 17 members of a close-knit Gambian community.

Indoors, women consoled each other in a second-floor prayer space as the men gathered downstairs. Outside, two tents were filled with families watching the funeral service on a livestream.Aminata Sillah, 42, had arrived early. She laid a blue prayer rug on the ground in the frigid morning air, tugging anxiously at her boots.

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January 16, 2022 at 11:02 a.Unfortunately, our website is currently unavailable in your country.devastating rowhome fire in Fairmount that killed 12 people, including 9 children.A woman writes a note on a memorial at the site of the Bronx fire arrow A woman writes a note on a memorial at the site of the Bronx fire Chau Lam WNYC/Gothamist As victims of the Bronx apartment building fire are laid to rest, community leaders on Thursday demanded city officials do more to help survivors living in temporary hotels find permanent homes.

m. | UPDATED: January 16, 2022 at 11:28 a. We continue to identify technical compliance solutions that will provide all readers with our award-winning journalism.m. service will be held for the McDonald, Roberts, Robinson, Thomas, Wayne, and White families on Monday, Jan. NEW YORK — A line of black hearses began pulling up outside the doors of the Islamic Cultural Center in the Bronx just after 10 a.m. Tenants and their advocates argued residents should not be forced to move back into the 19-story building, which they said currently lacks heat.

Sunday. "There are no words to express the love and gratitude our family holds in our hearts for our community. They maneuvered past throngs of distraught mourners who had flocked to the mosque to say a final goodbye to friends, children, parents and cousins killed in a fire that took the lives of 17 members of a close-knit Gambian community. Indoors, women consoled each other in a second-floor prayer space as the men gathered downstairs. Outside, two tents were filled with families watching the funeral service on a livestream. Philadelphia fire: Lighter, Christmas tree started fire that killed 12 in Fairmount Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel on Tuesday said investigators "believe with certainty" that a lighter ignited a Christmas tree and sparked a deadly rowhome fire in Fairmount that killed 12, including nine children. Aminata Sillah, 42, had arrived early. "Lodging remains available to any resident who would like to stay in emergency hotels.

She laid a blue prayer rug on the ground in the frigid morning air, tugging anxiously at her boots. Sillah’s aunt, Fatoumata Drammeh, was among those who died Jan." Earlier in the week, a warrant revealed that authorities were investigating if a 5-year-old child playing with a lighter ignited the deadly blaze . 9 as acrid smoke filled the apartment building on East 181st Street, suffocating people as they tried to flee the 19-story complex. Drammeh’s three children also died and were among the 15 people being honored during Sunday’s communal funeral service. “I’m devastated,” Sillah said. The Philadelphia Department of Public Health’s Medical Examiner’s Office on Tuesday said all 12 people died of smoke inhalation. One online campaign raised more than $1 million.

“It’s been a restless week.” An imam urged people to clear a path as the coffins, draped in black velvet cloth and held aloft by more than two dozen men, were carried inside the mosque. “It’s just painful,” Haji Dukuray, 60, said before falling silent as a tiny, child-size coffin was placed near where he sat in the front row on a green prayer rug. “All this innocence, these young kids,” Dukuray said. “They have no business being here. Some of them are living with diabetes.

” Yahya Sankara, 33, who lost his sister and two nephews, sighed loudly as his eyes began to tear up. “My heart is done,” Sankara said. “I have nothing to say.” New York’s new mayor, Eric Adams; the state’s attorney general, Letitia James; and Sen. Chuck Schumer were among the elected leaders who attended the packed funeral service. NYC news never sleeps.

The fire, ignited by a space heater, was the city’s deadliest blaze in decades. The blaze began just before 11 a.m. on a similarly chilly Sunday morning a week ago. Eight children were among the dead.

As the service started, the imam, Sankung Jeitteh, said he was struggling to control his emotions as he listed the names of families — Dukuray, Drammeh, Jambang, Konteh, Tunkara, Toure — decimated by the blaze. Related Articles .