NEW YORK POST:
The Brooklyn man who lost his wife and three children in a menorah-sparked house fire remained unconscious in the hospital Tuesday, as the bodies of his loved ones were flown to Israel for burial.
Yosef Azan, 45 — who was badly burned saving daughter Shalit, 16, and son Daniel, 15, and then trying to run back inside to rescue others — is being kept unconscious so he doesn’t awake in pain, and still doesn’t know four of his loved ones are dead, a family friend told The Post.
“He’s still in a bad condition,” said the friend, who arrived Tuesday morning from Israel with Yosef’s brother Amir Azan.
A devastated Amir, 42, wept openly outside Staten Island University Hospital.
“We hope that everything is going to be OK. I’m sorry because I’m not doing well,” he said.
The teens are recovering from burns and injuries sustained escaping the blaze, which tore through their Sheepshead Bay home at about 2 a.m. Monday after the family’s olive-oil-fueled Hanukkah menorah set the house alight as they slept.