NEW YORK – The victims of New York City’s most deadly fire in decades under a man who emigrated to the Bronx from Ghana, and dreamed of becoming a military policeman.
A family member tells The New York Times that Emmanuel Mensah had saved a number of people returned to the burning building, where he died of smoke inhalation.
Twum Bredu (BREH’-doo) says Mensah had recently graduated from Army National Guard boot camp.
Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro (NY’-groh) says that the fire, which killed a dozen people, on Thursday night began on a stove and went through a door and up to five storeys.
Information from: The New York Times, http://www.nytimes.com