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Victims' goodbye messages, vigil

6 years 1 month 3 weeks ago Tuesday, December 06 2016 Dec 6, 2016 December 06, 2016 6:55 AM December 06, 2016 in News
Source: WBRZ

An official says several of the people who died in an Oakland warehouse fire texted goodbye messages to their families.

Alameda County sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Ray Kelly told reporters Monday some of the victims texted relatives, "I'm going to die," and "I love you."

Kelly says rescue crews have found bodies of people "protecting each other, holding each other."

Hundreds of people holding candles honored those who died in the fire at a vigil Monday night in Oakland's Lake Merritt.

Those in the crowd embracing each other or holding up candles or flowers and saying aloud the names of people they lost in the blaze.

Several people in the crowd have signs offering "free hugs."

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