Massive Fire Rips Through SW Philly Homes, Killing 4 Children

Sister of Twin Girls Killed in Fire Released From Hospital

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    Sarah Glover
    Fire victims Julie Bowah (left) and her sister Naomi Bowah reunite at 65th and Gesner Street. Julie was released from the hospital Tuesday.

    Eleven-year-old Julie Bowah, sister of Maria and Marialla Bowah who perished in a Saturday morning fire on the 6500 block of Gesner Street, has been released from the hospital.

    Julie was seen with her aunt, Waday Seton, near the corner of Gesner Street at around 6 p.m. on Tuesday. She appeared exhausted and slightly confused as family members and friends greeted her with hugs.

    Seton said the child had been treated for minor injuries and was released from Crozer-Chester Hospital Tuesday afternoon. The family has yet to tell her about the passing of her younger twin sisters.

    "We're waiting a little bit," Seton said. "We just don't want to overwhelm her. She really doesn't know what's going on right now."

    According to Seton, Julie was injured when she jumped from a window during the fire. Seton said she continues to pray for her sister Dewen "Marie" Bowah who remains hospitalized.

    Julie was one of three Bowah children that Dewen helped escape by leaping through a second-floor window.

    "Everyday my prayer is for her to come out safe," Seton said. "Until she can be okay, I don't know what to do."