03 Jan '18, 12am

Soldier saves four before perishing in massive New York apartment fire

A New York Army National Guard soldier died after saving four others in a massive apartment fire in the Bronx borough of New York City on Dec. 28, the Army confirmed Tuesday. Pfc. Emmanuel Mensah, 28, is credited with returning to the burning building three times to rescue family and other residents, before ultimately succumbing to the flames as well, according to detectives assigned to the New York Police Department’s 48th Precinct. In the aftermath, New York City Mayor William DeBlasio praised Mensah, who was born in Ghana but was a permanent legal resident of the United States. “Private Emmanuel Mensah was a first generation immigrant, a soldier, and a New Yorker. He gave his life rescuing his neighbors in the Bronx fire. His heroism exemplifies the best of our city. Rest in peace,” DeBlasio wrote on Twitter. Private Emmanuel Mensah was a first generation immigrant, a s...

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