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The Levaya for the members of the Azan Family that were R”L killed in the Monday morning fire was held on Monday night in Flatbush.
Thousands of people lined Avenue T in Flatbush, as Misaskim vehicles carrying the four Niftarim were slowly driven in front of the Shevet Achim Shul near East 7 Street.
A few Kapitlach (chapters) of Tehillim were recited, followed by Kaddish. No Hespeidim (eulogies) were said. The bodies of Mrs. Aliza Azan A”H (39) – the mother of Moshe Azan Z”L (11), Yitzchak Azan Z”L (7), Henrietta Azan A”H (3) were then slowly driven away as heart-piercing screams and crying could be heard. Grown men and women openly shed tears as this unfathomable tragedy continued to unfold.
The Niftarim will be flown on a midnight flight to Eretz Yisroel for the Levaya and Kevura – see image below for details.
Meanwhile, Tehillim is needed for the injured who remain in critical condition.
The father, Yosef, courageously saved the lives of two other children – who are listed in critical condition. He attempted once more to enter the inferno to rescue his wife and three children, but was unable to. He too is listed in critical condition, suffering burns and smoke inhalation.
Please continue to say Tehillim for Shilat bas Louza Aliza (16) who is critical, Daniel ben Louza Aliza (15) who is critical, and Yosef ben Ahuva Masuda – the father who is critical.
(Charles Gross – YWN)