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Donations fund transfer of boy’s body

– With the help of donations from the community, the family of the 13-year-old Burmese boy killed Sunday by a train in Ohio has raised more than $2,700 to have the child’s body transported back to Fort Wayne.

Hu Sein, who would have entered the sixth grade in two weeks, was killed Sunday after falling asleep on the railroad tracks northeast of Findlay, Ohio.

The boy and two friends, a 15-year-old girl named Sa Bee and a 13-year-old boy named Nohah Lan, had run away from their neighborhood in south Fort Wayne early that morning.

They rode the train for dozens of miles until it came to a stop in Ohio. The children then decided to walk home but Hu Sein became too tired and fell asleep on the tracks. He was then struck by an eastbound train, police said.

The boy’s mother, Ka Te Za, and her husband, Taw Due, enlisted the help of Minn Myint Nan Tin, executive director of Fort Wayne’s Burmese Advocacy Center, to raise the $1,000 needed to bring his body back to Fort Wayne. In two days, donations from Fort Wayne Community Schools’ staff and administrators, Muslim families and other individuals raised $2,769.16.

Nan Tin said Carmichael Funeral will be handling the funeral service, which is scheduled for today.

jcrothers@jg.net

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