Fatoumatta Hydara, Fatimah Drammeh and Nieemah Drammeh Death, Obituary – A father whose children perished in the deadly apartment fire in Clifton was described as having suffered a “unimaginable loss” by the coroner. Inquests have begun into the deaths of Fatoumatta Hydara, 28, and her two young daughters, Fatimah Drammeh, three, and Nieemah Drammeh, one, who perished in the fire that broke out at their home in Fairisle Close on November 20. Fatimah Drammeh and Nieemah Drammeh were just one and three years old, respectively. The fire that took the lives of Aboubakkar Drammeh’s wife and two daughters brought Aboubakkar Drammeh, age 40, back from the United States. The other two daughters passed away in the Queen’s Medical Center on the same day that the fire took place, while Fatoumatta passed away on the second day after the fire.
It was discovered that Mr. Drammeh identified his two children while they were being treated in the hospital during the proceedings that took place when the inquests were opened at Nottingham Council House on Friday (December 2). When the inquests were opened, the HM Coroner for Nottinghamshire, Mairin Casey, stated that it had been determined that smoke inhalation was the cause of death for all three of the victims. Ms Casey said: “Fatimah passed away on November 20, 2022, having been born on July 24, 2019, and having lived until that day. She had only been alive for three years when she passed away in the Queen’s Medical Center ” Her father was the one who recognized her in the presence of the investigating officer, Detective Constable Louise Foster.
The 12th of April, 2021 was the day Nieemah Drammeh was born ” She was another person who passed away on the day when the fire broke out at the Queen’s Medical Center. Her father, who was present when he made the identification in the presence of Detective Constable Louise Foster, stated that she had only been alive for a year when she passed away.” At the hearing, it was revealed that a forensic post-mortem examination had been performed on all three victims of the fire by the forensic pathologist Dr. Stuart Hamilton, which resulted in the determination of the cause of death. The legal action has been put on hold until the conclusion of the criminal investigation into the matter.
Ms Casey added: “All of us in the police department, the fire department, and the coroner’s office would like to express our deepest condolences to anyone who knew Fatoumatta and her two children. Friends, family, and members of her community, but most especially to Aboubakkar in light of the unfathomable loss that he has endured on account of this tragedy.”
At the funeral of the mother and her daughters, which took place on Wednesday (November 30), a large number of mourners traveled to the Baitul Hafeez Mosque in Sneinton Dale to pay their respects. Jamie Edwin Barrow, age 31 and residing at Fairisle Close in Clifton, has been charged with three counts of murder in connection with the investigation being conducted by the police. The trial is scheduled to begin on May 22, and there will be an additional hearing on February 17.