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Emmanuel Mensah

Emmanuel Mensah

Photo of Emmanuel Mensah.

Photo of Emmanuel Mensah.

Emmanuel Mensah was a U.S. military soldier who died while trying to save people from the Bronx Fire that took place in late December, 2017. [0]

Personal Life

Mensah was raised in the country of Ghana and later moved to the United States at the age of 23 years old. Once he arrived he decided to join the military. [2] [3]

National Guard

Mensah joined the U.S. Army National Guard and has graduated from boot camp with the rank of private first class.

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Bronx Fire

Photo of the location in the Bronx where the devastating fire that took the lives of 12 people took place.

Photo of the location in the Bronx where the devastating fire that took the lives of 12 people took place.

On Thursday evening, December 28th, 2017, a fire was started by a three year old

child inside of one of the apartments who played with the burners on the stove.

As the mother of the child rushed to save him from the fire, she exited the apartment, and the fire took over the stairwell and other parts of the apartment building.

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Dozens of people became trapped inside of the apartment complex building which allowed everyone to push towards the fire escape railings.

When the Firefighters arrived, as many as 2 dozen people stood by the fire escape attempting to leave the apartment.

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According to the roommate of Emmanuel Mensah, he last saw him just before the fire broke out on the third floor of the building.

Allegedly, Mensah helped several people escape the fire.

He was able to safely rescue four people who were trapped in the fire.

Yet, when he went back inside to save a few more lives, he was never seen again.

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References

[1]
Citation Linknytimes.comThe NY Timesarticle about Emmanuel Mensah.
Dec 30, 2017, 6:34 AM
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Citation Linknytimes.comNY times article about the Bronx Fire that took the lives of many lives and Emmanuel Mensah died trying to save.
Dec 30, 2017, 6:35 AM
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Citation Linknydailynews.comNy daily news about the victims who died in the Bronx Fire with a short description about Emmanuel Mensah.
Dec 30, 2017, 6:36 AM
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Citation Linknydailynews.comNY Daily News article about Emmanuel Mensah's father fearing that his son lost his life in the fire.
Dec 30, 2017, 6:38 AM
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Citation Linknypost.comArticle on the NY Post about the Bronx Fire.
Dec 30, 2017, 6:39 AM
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Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comPhoto of Emmanuel Mensah that has been shared by the NY times and other publications.
Dec 30, 2017, 6:56 AM
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Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comPhoto of Emmanuel Mensah.
Dec 30, 2017, 6:56 AM
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Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comPhoto of the location in the Bronx where the devastating fire that took the lives of 12 people took place.
Dec 30, 2017, 6:58 AM