SHOCK: Aniya Tinglin and her half-brother, Jai’Launi, both four, were killed after a fire broke out at a home in Queens, NY. The fire reportedly began in the basement of th ehome.
A family friend said the children and their family were visiting New York from Jamaica.
Aniya and Jai’Launi were pronounced dead at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital, authorities said. Another 4-year-old girl, Jai’Launi’s twin sister, was taken to the same hospital, but is listed in stable condition, New York City Fire Department spokesman Khalid Baylor said.
An investigation into the cause of the fire has been launched.