Scores of mourners overflow mosque for emotional funeral for 15 victims of deadly Bronx fire: ‘Things will never be the same’
Funeral services for 15 of the 17 victims of the Bronx fire were held at the Islamic Cultural Center at 371 E. 166th St. in the Bronx on Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022. - Theodore Parisienne/New York Daily News/TNS

NEW YORK — Tears and demands for justice pervaded Sunday’s funeral services for 15 of the people killed in last week’s horrific Bronx apartment building fire — the deadliest blaze in the city in three decades. A crowd estimated at more than 2,000 paid final respects to nine adults and six children who perished after a faulty space heater caused an inferno in a high-rise Jan. 9. Funerals for two of the youngest victims — Seydou Toure, 12, and his sister Haouwa Mahamadou, 5 — were held Wednesday. Attendees Sunday included a mix of people who knew the victims — members mostly of a tight-knit Gamb...