All 17 Bronx Fire Victims Identified

All 17 Bronx Fire Victims Identified
All 17 Bronx Fire Victims Identified (Image: Screenshot/YouTube/ABC7)

According to the New York City Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, all 17 victims of a fire in a Bronx apartment building on Sunday died of smoke inhalation (OCME).

According to OCME director of public affairs Julie Bolcer, the manner of death was determined to be an accident for them all.

The determination comes after an electric space heater ignited a fire in a duplex unit, causing smoke to fill the entire 19-story apartment building.

A fire official told CNN that several space heaters had been running for days inside the apartment where the deadly fire started. The heaters, including the one that ignited the fire, were discovered by firefighters as they combed through the rubble, the official said.

According to fire officials, the smoke spread because the door to that apartment and the stairwell to the 15th floor were left open, despite the fact that the doors were supposed to close automatically.

Children were eight of the victims, including a two-year-old boy, two five-year-old girls, and a six-year-old boy. The police released a complete list of the victims’ names and ages.

The police released a complete list of the victims’ full names:

Fatoumata Drammeh, 50, female; Foutmala Drammeh, 21, female; Muhammed Drammeh, 12, male; Nyumaaisha Drammeh, 19, female; Haji Dukary, 49, male; Fatoumata Dukureh, 5, female; Haja Dukureh, 37, female; Mariam Dukureh, 11, female; Mustapha Dukureh, 12, male; Omar Jambang, 6, male; Sera Janneh, 27, female; Haouwa Mahamadou, 5, female; Seydou Toure, 12, male; Fatoumata Tunkara, 43, female; Isatou Jabbie, 31, female; Hagi Jawara, 47, male; Ousmane Konteh, 2, male.

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