All 17 victims of deadly Bronx apartment fire identified

All the victims died of accidental smoke inhalation

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Saturday, January 15, 2022
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Josh Einiger says many questions remain unanswered following Sunday's deadly high rise apartment fire that killed 17 people in the Bronx.

TREMONT, Bronx (WABC) -- Authorities have identified all 17 people killed in the deadly high rise apartment fire in the Tremont section of the Bronx.

The names of the last three victims were released by the NYPD early Wednesday morning. The youngest was 2 years old.

The victims' identities were confirmed through what a source in the medical examiner's office described to ABC News as "a deliberate but steady forensic process."

The victims ranged in age from 2 to 50 years old. All died from accidental smoke inhalation.

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Now relatives are relying on faith more than ever as they gather for prayer and support.

Ishak Drammeh was working a construction job in Ohio over the weekend, and now he is mourning the death of his wife, two daughters and a son.

Other victims include Lehman College student Sera Janneh and a husband and wife overcome while trying to evacuate from the 18th floor.

The families of loved ones must decide whether to bury their loved ones in the U.S. or in Gambia while others worry about the impact on grieving relatives back home.

Here is the list of victims:

Ousmane Konteh

2-year-old boy

Haouwa Mahamadou

5-year-old girl

Fatoumata Dukureh

5-year-old girl

Omar Jambang

6-year-old boy

Mariam Dukureh

11-year-old girl

Mustapha Dukureh

12-year-old boy

Muhammed Drammeh

12-year-old boy

Seydou Toure

12-year-old boy

Nyumaaisha Drammeh

19-year-old woman

Fatoumata Drammeh

21-year-old woman

Sera Janneh

27-year-old woman

Isatou Jabbie

31-year-old woman

Haja Dukureh

37-year-old woman

Fatoumata Tunkara

43-year-old woman

Hagi Jawara

47-year-old man

Haji Dukaray

49-year-old man

Fatoumata Drammeh

50-year-old female

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