NYC fire victims’ bodies taken to Islamic funeral home

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

At least 14 of the 17 victims — a lot of 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.

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

The bodies of a minimum of 14 of the 17 victims of the fire had been taken to the Paak funeral home.
Dennis A. Clark
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Some of the sufferer’s households are grappling with the choice whether or not to bury the lifeless within 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 Center within the Bronx on Sunday — precisely per week after the tragedy occurred.

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

Among those that are nonetheless but to be laid to relaxation embody a 2-year-old boy, a mom who died with three of her youngsters, and a husband and spouse whose 4 children at the moment are orphans.

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Firefighters reply to the fire final weekend.

The health worker’s office mentioned all 17 victims who died suffocated from the thick smoke that poured out of a third-floor condo the place officers say a malfunctioning electrical area heater sparked the fire. 

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

“There’s lots of emotion — lots of emotion — as we go back and forth about where to bury them, here or taking them back home,” Haji Dukuray, the uncle of Haja Dukuray, who died along with her husband and three youngsters, instructed the Associated 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.
Some of the victims’ funerals had been held earlier this week.
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Officials say a malfunctioning area heater triggered the fire.
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Dukuray’s household determined to bury their cherished one within the US.

“This is unprecedented. There’s a lot of emotion in those conversations, whether it’s amongst us here, or it’s among the families in the Gambia,” Dukuray mentioned.

Meanwhile, the household of 27-year-old scholar, Sera Janneh, are planning to take her stays again to Gambia.

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All 17 victims who died suffocated from the thick smoke that poured out of a third-floor condo.

“It just was so difficult,” her father, Tijan Janneh, mentioned. “But we have a good community, and the city, the Bronx, the whole America, the whole world right now — they all pray for us.”

With Post wires

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