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Mourners Gather at Funeral for Bronx Fire Victims

Crowds flocked to a mosque in the Bronx for a final goodbye to 15 of the 17 people killed in the Jan. 9 apartment building fire, which was the city’s deadliest blaze in decades.

“Sidewalk, folks, sidewalk.” “Guys, go on the sidewalk. On the sidewalk. On the sidewalk.” “There were conditions in that building that should have been corrected. There were conditions in that building that should have been inspected. There were funds that were rewarded to individuals that should have gone to rehabilitation, and to correct those conditions.” “These coffins and the lives they represented, and the families they represented, wrenched the heart of all New Yorkers, because when tragedies like this occur, we come together, we come together. Because when tragedies like this occur, New York is the smallest big city in the world.

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Mourners Gather at Funeral for Bronx Fire Victims

By The Associated Press and Reuters January 16, 2022

Crowds flocked to a mosque in the Bronx for a final goodbye to 15 of the 17 people killed in the Jan. 9 apartment building fire, which was the city’s deadliest blaze in decades.

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