All Victims of Deadly Bronx Fire Identified, Including 2-Year-Old

NEW YORK—Many of the victims of New York City’s deadliest fire in years were still awaiting burial Thursday, after funerals began with services for two children killed by Sunday’s blaze in a Bronx apartment building. New York City police on Wednesday released the names and ages of the final three victims identified after the deadly blaze Sunday: a 31-year-old woman, a 47-year-old man, and two-year-old Ousmane Konteh, who is the youngest victim. The eight children who died in the fire range in age from 2–12. The oldest among the victims was a 50-year-old woman. Community leaders have been huddling to make arrangements for the 17 dead. The vast majority of victims had ties to Gambia. “The most important thing is really giving each other support. We are all members of the same community, so we are like family,” Haji Dukuray said Wednesday. His niece, Haja, died with her husband and …

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