Somalia Burial Planned for Minnesota High-Rise Fire Victim
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Family members of a woman who was killed when fire broke out
on the 14th floor of a Minneapolis public housing high-rise say they're making
plans for her to be buried in Somalia.
Five people died and three were injured in the blaze early Wednesday at the
Cedar High Apartments located in a heavily immigrant neighborhood. Authorities
have identified four of the five victims who were killed.
The daughter of Nadifa Mohamud, who was overcome by smoke while trying to
escape from the 24th floor, says it was her mother's wish to be laid to rest in
While the cause of the blaze was still under investigation, Fire Chief John
Fruetel told reporters Wednesday that investigators believe the fire was an
accident. No further details were available Thursday morning.