Sunday, January 16

16 Gambians die in NYC fire disaster

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation has confirmed the death of 16 Gambians in the Bronx apartment fire disaster that occurred on Sunday.

“New information available to the Ministry indicates that the death toll has increased. Five (5) more people of Gambian origin passed away, making it sixteen (16) in total,” a news release from the Ministry states.

“In the next few days, funeral arrangements will be made for the deceased.”

“The New York authorities have established a centre to guide survivors in accessing all forms of assistance they need.”

“The Mission is ready to process travel documents for families and victims who may want to travel to The Gambia for burial.”