Funeral services held for 12 killed in Philadelphia fire

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Funeral services were held Monday for nine children and three adults who died in a Philadelphia fire five days into the new year, the deadliest blaze in the city in more than a century.

A funeral procession on the rain-soaked streets of the city Monday morning was followed by services at Temple University’s Liacouras Center.

The victims were all on the third floor of a duplex north of the city center near the Philadelphia Museum of Art that caught fire Jan. 5.


PHOTO INFO: Mourners pay their respects for the victims of a deadly row house fire during funeral services at Temple University in Philadelphia, Monday, Jan. 17, 2022. Officials say it was the city’s deadliest single fire in at least a century. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)


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