Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Four Babies Killed In Philadelphia Fire
Four young children, including a baby and twin girls, died after a fire broke out in their Philadelphia home in the early hours of Saturday - and now officials are looking into the possibly that the deadly blaze was caused by a firecracker.
The fire, which started just before 3am, destroyed eight rowhouses and spread to a further 10, effectively wiping out an entire city block and leaving an estimated 42 people homeless.
The mother of two of the victims had tried desperately to save the children - her four-year-old twin daughters, a one-month-old boy, and a boy, also aged four - but was beaten back by the flames.
Pictured: Four-year-old twin sisters and two brothers including infant who were killed in in late-night Philadelphia inferno that may have been sparked by a firecracker
Neighbors tried to save the young victims but were beaten back by flames
Four-year-old twins Maria and Marialla Bowah, Patrick Sanyeah, also four, and 2-month-old Taj Jacque were killed
Dewen Bowah, 41, the twins' mother, managed to get several other children to safety but couldn't reach the victims
Blaze displaced 42 residents after it spread along row of houses
Witnesses heard a firecracker go off moments before flames ignited
By JESSICA JERREAT
Daily Mail (UK)
PUBLISHED: 09:44 EST, 5 July 2014 | UPDATED: 00:49 EST, 6 July 2014