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Orthodox Couple Dies When Raging Fire Traps Them In Brooklyn Home

An Orthodox Brooklyn couple died when a raging fire ripped through their Boro Park home — as their teenage daughter screamed for help.

Howard and Evelyn Gluck, who left behind four children, were trapped in the back of their wood frame home when the blaze erupted around 4 a.m. on Monday.

“My parents are in the back, please help!” their 17-year-old girl yelled to rescuers, a neighbor told the New York Daily News. “My parents are trapped.”

Howard Gluck, 61, was also known as Chaim, while Evelyn Gluck, 59, was also known as Faigy.

Their daughter managed to escape and was released from the hospital to attend her parents’ funeral.

Rabbi Eli Greenblatt said at the couple’s funeral later Monday that Chaim Gluck was a “very righteous man,” the News reported.

Fire officials said they were still investigating the cause.


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