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Many of those who died in the Bronx apartment fire were from West Africa

People gather Tuesday evening for a candlelight vigil outside the Bronx apartment building which was the scene of the city

The dead included 11 people from Gambia. A spokesperson for the medical examiner’s office said officials are working to confirm the identities of the victims — nine adults and eight children.

(Image credit: Yuki Iwamura/AP)

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