NYC fire victims’ bodies taken to Islamic funeral home

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The bodies of these killed all through the horrific Bronx fire had been taken to an Islamic funeral home on Friday forward of a mass funeral scheduled for this weekend.

At the least 14 of the 17 victims — numerous whom had been Muslim immigrants — had been wheeled into the Paak funeral home in Queens to be cleansed and wrapped in accordance to Islamic custom-made.

Coated by white sheets, the stretchers carrying the bodies had been moved one-by-one into an elevator contained inside the funeral home after which lowered to the basement stage.

The bodies of a minimal of 14 of the 17 victims of the fire had been taken to the Paak funeral home.
Dennis A. Clark
A couple of of the sufferer’s households are grappling with the choice whether or not or not or not to bury the lifeless all through the US or Gambia.
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The communal funeral for some of the victims will be held on January 16.
The communal funeral for a few of the victims will likely be held on January 16.
Dennis A. Clark

The communal funeral for the victims, who all had ties to Gambia, is about to be held on the Islamic Cultural Middle all through the Bronx on Sunday — precisely per week after the tragedy occurred.

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Funerals for at least two of the victims — sisters Seydou Toure, 12, and Haouwa Mahamadou, 5 — had been already held Wednesday at a mosque in Harlem.

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Amongst these that are nonetheless nonetheless to be laid to relaxation embody a 2-year-old boy, a mom who died with three of her youngsters, and a husband and accomplice whose 4 children in the intervening time are orphans.

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Firefighters reply to the fire final weekend.
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The properly being worker’s office talked about all 17 victims who died suffocated from the thick smoke that poured out of a third-floor condominium the place officers say a malfunctioning electrical area heater sparked the fire. 

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Almost per week after the tragedy, a few of the sufferer’s households are nonetheless torn about whether or not or not or not to bury the lifeless of their West African homeland or all through the US.

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“There’s a lot of emotion — a lot of emotion — as we trip about the place to bury them, right here or taking them again home,” Haji Dukuray, the uncle of Haja Dukuray, who died alongside collectively along with her husband and three youngsters, instructed the Related Press.

Victims that lost their lives in a a fire that ripped through at Bronx apartment building at 333 E. 181st St. in the Tremont section of The Bronx on Sunday January 09, 2022 are brought into the PAAK Funeral Home in Ridgewood, NY.
A couple of of the victims’ funerals had been held earlier this week.
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Officers say a malfunctioning area heater triggered the fire.
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Dukuray’s household determined to bury their cherished one all through the US.

“That is unprecedented. There’s a number of emotion in these conversations, whether or not it’s amongst us right here, or it’s among the many households within the Gambia,” Dukuray talked about.

In the meantime, the household of 27-year-old scholar, Sera Janneh, are planning to take her stays as soon as extra to Gambia.

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All 17 victims who died suffocated from the thick smoke that poured out of a third-floor condominium.
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“It simply was so tough,” her father, Tijan Janneh, talked about. “However we now have a great neighborhood, and town, the Bronx, the entire America, the entire world proper now — all of them pray for us.”

With Put up wires

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