Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to visit ‘community gathering’ held after fatal Halifax house fire


Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set to visit a community vigil in Halifax on Wednesday at Grand Parade Square in the wake of a fatal house fire that claimed the lives of seven children.

Deputy Mayor Tony Mancini says that the vigil is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. AT.

The city says community members and elected officials will speak at Grand Parade in front of city hall, and a book of condolences will be available.

READ MORE: Details emerge about Halifax fire that killed 7

Ahmed, 15, Rola, 12, Mohammed, 10, Ghala, 9, Hala, 4, Rana, 3 and four-month-old Abdullah died in the early morning blaze at a home on Quartz Drive on Tuesday.

All seven children were from the Barho family, Syrian refugees who came to Nova Scotia in 2017.

The children’s parents, Ebraheim and Kawthar, were taken to hospital.

WATCH: Global News coverage of the fatal house fire

Ebraheim, the children’s father, was badly burned while trying to rescue his kids and is in life-threatening condition. Kawthar Barho was also injured but is expected to survive.

WATCH: Community members placed flowers outside the Halifax house where 7 children were killed in an early morning fire on Tuesday

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