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‘A tragic loss’: Astoria residents remember siblings who perished in fire sparked by exploding lithium-ion battery

Astoria Fire (Photo by Michael Dorgan)

April 14, 2023 By Michael Dorgan The Astoria neighbors of a young brother and sister who perished in an April 10 fire sparked by an exploding lithium-ion battery have been remembering the victims this week, saying that their loss is an unbelievable tragedy. Elias Abdulsamed, 7, and his 19-year-old sister Arwa Abdulsamed, died in the… Read more »