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Vigil Held for Victims Of Bronx Deadly Fire – Names Released

January 11 2022 Bronx, New York – Community and Elected officials gathered for candlelight vigil Tuesday evening for the Bronx fire victims.



17 people, including eight children, were killed in a tragic fire at the Twin Parks apartment complex, just two days ago.

Firefighters at the Vigil for Bronx Deadly Fire Victims. Still by HG (FNTV freedomnews.tv)

Officials have now reported that all 17 victims have died of smoke inhalation.


Names of the victims have now been released by officials:

Sera Janneh,
27 years old

Seydou Toure
12 years old

Haouwa Mahamadou
5 years old

Haji Dukary
49 years old

Haja Dukureh
37 years old

Mustapha Dukureh
12 years old

Mariam Dukureh
11 years old

Fatoumata Dukureh
5 years old

Fatoumata Drammeh
50 years old

Fatoumala Drammeh
21 years old

Muhammed Drammeh
12 years old

Nyumaaisha Drammeh
19 years old

Omar Jambang
6 years old

Fatoumata Tunkara
43 years old

Over 48 individuals remain in the hospital with critical injuries. FDNY determined that a faulty space heater was the cause of the fire and an open door to a unit is what caused the fire to spread. At least 8 children and 9 adults lost their lives as a result of the intense blaze.

According to City Officials, the early reported number of people killed in the Bronx fire was revised from 19 to 17, including 9 adults and 8 children, NYC mayor Adams confirms.

First responders deemed the blaze to be a 5-Alarm fire and a Mass Casualty Incident response was requested. Early reports suggested that only around 40 people may have been injured in the Bronx fire at 333 E 181st street.

Those numbers quickly climbed to upwards of 60 people injured, with 34 sustaining life-threatening injuries during the fire that broke out on the third floor of a 19 story apartment building in the Fordham Heights section of the Bronx.

At the Monroe College in the Bronx, Marc Jerome, President of Monroe College and Bronx Fire Survivor Paulane Pryan spoke to press.

Volunteers from restaurants around New York City prepared food and other donations for the residents displaced following the tragedy.

Fire officials said around 200 firefighters responded to the scene of the fatal fire and investigators are looking reports from residents that smoke alarms went off frequently and without cause.

If you or some one you know was affected by the fire, Text “181STFIRE” to 692692 to receive updates about resources and services available.

Si se vio afectado por el incendio envié un mensaje de texto con “181STFIRE” al 692692 para recibir información actualizada de recursos

Video by Daniel Valls and our team of Journalists (FNTV freedomnews.tv)

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