TRAGEDY! ‘Mommy, Mommy HELP Me’: Family of Seven Children Die in Brooklyn House Fire

In the worst house fire in New York City since 2007, seven children from the same family were killed in a tragic house fire in Brooklyn, reports say.

Fire investigators say that there was a smoke detector in the basement, but none on any of the other floors of the house.

Fire tore through a Brooklyn home early Saturday, killing seven siblings and leaving their mother, Gayle Sassoon, and their sister Tzipara in critical condition.

The boys were identified as Yakob, 5, Moshe, 8, Yeshua, 10, and David, 12 while the girls were Sarah, 6, Rivkah, 11, and Elian, 15.

The father Gabi Sassoon was at a religious retreat in Manhattan when the fire ripped through his home.

The funerals will be held later today before the children’s bodies are flown to Jerusalem tonight, where they will be buried.

Fire investigators believe the blaze was caused by a hot plate that was left on to keep food warm for the Sabbath.

…What’s more, a neighbor said the children could be heard screaming ‘Mommy, mommy help me’ as the blaze took over the home.

Just horrible!

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