FAR ROCKAWAY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Easter Sunday has turned tragic for a Queens family who is spending the holiday mourning the deaths of two 4-year-old siblings killed in an overnight house fire.
The blaze broke out just before midnight on Bay 30th Street in Far Rockaway, Queens, CBS 2’s Scott Rapoport reported.
Jai’Launi and Ayina Tinglin, both 4, were taken to St. John’s Episcopal Hospital, where they were pronounced dead. They were half-brother and half-sister, CBS 2’s Janelle Burrell reported. Three other relatives were injured.
“Those were real good kids, those were real good kids,” the children’s grandmother said as she stood outside of the home on Sunday night.