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Daily Mail Reporter Covers The Neaden Fire Victims: Gets Three Names Wrong

by | 14th, October 2011

THE Daily Mail is the paper of record. When a fire ripped through a Neasden home in September 2011, Muna Elmufatish, 41, her three daughters Hanin, 14, Basma, 13 Yehya, two, and two sons Amal, nine, Mustafa, five, died, the paper reacted quickly. There was less a need to be accurate than there was to be first.

The Daily Mail Reporter wrote:

This is the first picture of Basma Kua, 13, who died in a house fire along with five other members of her family. Thirty firefighters were called to the semi-detached property in Sonia Gardens, Neasden, north-west London during the early hours of this morning after a blaze took hold of the ground and first floors. The other victims were Basma’s sisters Amal, nine, and Hannin, 14, their younger brothers Yaya, two, and Mustafa, five, and also their mother Mona, 41.

The Mail’s hard working hack only managed to get three names wrong.



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