Thursday 14 November 2019

New York says goodbye to seven tragic siblings killed in house fire

Mourners attend the funeral for seven children killed in a Brooklyn fire in New York March 22, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
Mourners attend the funeral for seven children killed in a Brooklyn fire in New York March 22, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
People lay candles at a makeshift memorial during a vigil for the seven children who died early Saturday morning during a home fire in the Midwood neighborhood of the borough of Brooklyn in New York March 22, 2015. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
A man holds a child beside a makeshift memorial during a vigil for the seven children who died early Saturday morning during a home fire in the Midwood neighborhood of the borough of Brooklyn in New York March 22, 2015. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
People lay candles at a makeshift memorial during a vigil for the seven children who died early Saturday morning during a home fire in the Midwood neighborhood of the borough of Brooklyn in New York March 22, 2015.REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
People lay candles at a makeshift memorial during a vigil for the seven children who died early Saturday morning during a home fire in the Midwood neighborhood of the borough of Brooklyn in New York March 22, 2015. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
People pray during a vigil for the seven children who died early Saturday morning during a home fire in the Midwood neighborhood of the borough of Brooklyn in New York March 22, 2015. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) attends a vigil, for the seven children who died early Saturday morning during a home fire in the Midwood neighborhood of the borough of Brooklyn, in New York, March 22, 2015. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
Mourners attend the funeral for seven children killed in a Brooklyn fire in New York March 22, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
Mourners attend the funeral for seven children killed in a Brooklyn fire in New York March 22, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
Mourners attend the funeral for seven children killed in a Brooklyn fire in New York March 22, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
Mourners follow cars that carry the remains of seven children killed in a Brooklyn fire after the funeral in New York March 22, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
Mourners attend the funeral for seven children killed in a Brooklyn fire in New York March 22, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
Mourners watch as Gabriel Sassoon, the father of seven children killed in a Brooklyn fire Saturday is helped into a car after the funeral in New York March 22, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
Mourners watch cars carry the remains of of seven children killed in a Brooklyn fire in New York March 22, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
Mourners attend the funeral for seven children killed in a Brooklyn fire in New York March 22, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
Mourners attend the funeral for seven children killed in a Brooklyn fire in New York March 22, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
Mourners escort a car carrying the remains of one of seven children killed in a Brooklyn fire in New York March 22, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
Mourners escort a car carrying the remains of one of seven children killed in a Brooklyn fire in New York March 22, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
Mourners escort a car carrying the remains of one of seven children killed in a Brooklyn fire in New York March 22, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
Mourners escort a car carrying the remains of one of seven children killed in a Brooklyn fire in New York March 22, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
Mourners escort a car carrying the remains of one of seven children killed in a Brooklyn fire in New York March 22, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Abby Rogers

New York is saying goodbye to the seven siblings killed in a fire that tore through the family home.

More than 100 firefighters battled the Brooklyn blaze that broke out shortly after midnight on Friday.

The children belonged family is Jewish and reports said that they had left a hot plate switched on for the Sabbath. Many religious Jews refrain from working in all forms including turning on appliances during the Sabbath and some leave them running instead.

It is believed the device malfunctioned.

While one sibling and the family’s mother survived, seven brothers and sisters trapped in the Bedford Avenue property’s second floor bedrooms died, CBS reported on Sunday. The only smoke detector in the home was in the basement.

Eliane Sasoon, 16, David, 12, Rivka, 11, Yeshuva, 10, Moshe, 8, Sara, 6, and 5-year-old Yaakob died in the fire, according to CBS.

“This is the largest tragedy by fire that this city has had in seven years,” Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro told reporters.

“It’s a tragedy for this family, it’s a tragedy for this community, it’s a tragedy for the city.”

The children’s funeral service was being held on Sunday according to PIX 11.

They will be buried in Israel.

(Independent.co.uk)

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