Impromptu memorial held for 7 children killed in Halifax fire

Canada

Dozens of people gathered outside the charred remnants of a suburban Halifax home Tuesday night to mourn the loss of seven children killed in a fast-moving fire and to show support for the injured, grieving parents left behind.They carried flowers and wept openly in the frigid darkness, looking for solace in the company of neighbours and listening to a Christian pastor attempt to gather community strength for the Muslim refugees from Syria beginning to make a new life in Canada.Global NewsHelp us improve Globalnews.caGlobal NewsTake the survey now!Story continues below

READ MORE: 7 children killed in Halifax house fire, 2 adults sent to hospitalJosh Crawford sang “Amazing Grace” and said they all needed to draw upon their faith to recover from the tragedy.“The next couple of days are going to be hard, but it’s going to be the weeks and the months to come that this family is going to need you the most,” said Crawford, whose mother teaches at the school attended by the two oldest children.The fire struck not long after midnight on Tuesday morning. Neighbours said they were awoken by a woman’s screams and looked out to see flames that quickly engulfed the entire upper floor.The family had only lived in the Quartz Drive home for a few months, having moved into Halifax from Elmsdale, N.S., to take advantage of language training and other immigrant services.Fire engulfs Halifax house, killing 7 kids from same family

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