#National News

President Barrow saddened by Bronx fire incident 

Jan 14, 2022, 1:59 PM | Article By: Makutu Manneh

President Adama Barrow has expressed sadness at the tragic fire incident in a New York City apartment building on Sunday, January 9th, that killed several Gambians.


The President said he is keenly following the developments through the country’s embassy in the United States. He extends his condolences to the bereaved families and wishes the injured a speedy recovery.

Eleven (11) Gambians, including six (6) children, died in the fire that broke in Bronx, New York on Sunday 9, January 2022.

The apartment building ravaged by the fire is said to have been predominantly occupied by Gambian immigrants.

Latest information indicated that others are still missing but efforts are underway to locate them.Some were already been found and reunited with their families.