7 siblings killed in Brooklyn fire to be buried in Israel
The remains of the seven siblings who died in a New York City blaze will be flown to Israel for burial.
Brooklyn Assemblyman Dov Hikind says the children’s remains will be placed aboard an El Al flight to Tel Aviv after funeral services Sunday afternoon.
The children ages 5 to 16 died early Saturday when flames engulfed the Sassoon family home in the Midwood neighborhood of Brooklyn.
Investigators believe a hot plate left on a kitchen counter set off the fire that trapped the children and badly injured their mother and another sibling.
The hot plate was apparently left on for the Sabbath. Many religious Jews refrain from turning on appliances during the Sabbath and may leave them running instead.