President elect of The Gambia
By Landing Ceesay
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President elect of the Gambia Adama Barrow has sent condolences to the families of the New York City fire victims for the loss of their loved ones.
“It is with profound sadness that I learned the involvement of Gambians and people of Gambian descent, in the devastating fire incident in a Bronx, New York apartment building on Sunday. We are keenly following the developments through our Embassy in the United States. Meanwhile, I extend my condolences to the families of the deceased and wish a speedy recovery to the injured,” Barrow said in a statement on Facebook on Tuesday.
The Sunday Bronx apartment building fire incident has claimed the lives of 11 Gambians including six children, according to a statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad (MoFA).