Family of young girl killed in fire targeted in 2016 arson
The family of Lindsey Ngo, an 11-year-old girl killed in an Amersfoort house fire over the weekend, was previously also the target of arson. In April last year, mother Cindy's car was set alight. Firefighters managed to extinguish the flames before the car was completely burnt out. In November, someone covered the car in black paint, AD reports.
The fire that took Lindsey's life was caused by a fire bomb thrown through their home's front door at around 4:00 a.m. on Sunday morning. It hit the stairs to the first floor, which immediately caught fire and blocked the only escape from the home. Lindsey and her 25-year-old sister Linda were sleeping when it happened.
Linda woke up in a panic and managed to get out of the house through a window and an outbuilding. But Lindsey was stuck inside. Neighbors saw a distraught Linda shouting that her sister is still inside, standing on the street barefoot and in pajamas. Firefighters could only get to Lindseya fter the flames were extinguished, according to the newspaper. "Some time later we saw a firefighter bring Lindsey's body out of the house and lay it ona stretcher. She was in there for at least 20 minutes", a neighbor said to AD.
Emergency services spent over an hour trying to resuscitate the girl. With success, it seemed, when she was rushed to the burns center in Beverwijk. She passed away on Sunday afternoon.
Who is targeting this family and for what reason remain unclear.