Six children and three women were reportedly killed in an apartment fire in Mississippi.
Starkville, Mississippi (WiredPRNews.com) – Nine people were killed in an apartment complex fire in Mississippi on Monday. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), six children, who range in ages 6 months to 6 years, and three women, ages, 18, 20, and 25, died in the fire in the Academy Crossing complex, which neighbors reportedly state has electrical problems.
Latasha Brown, a resident in the complex, is quoted by the AP as stating of one of the victims, India Williams, “They were the kindest people who would not turn away a friend, especially when she had kids.” Lakesha Gillespie and Castella “Maria” Bell are the other two women killed in the fire.
Fire Chief Rodger Mann is quoted in the report as stating of the investigation into what started the fire, “A fire investigation is like a puzzle… We’ve got to get enough pieces of the puzzle to get a picture of what happened.”
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