The emotional funerals of an young OrthodoxÂ Jewish couple who both died in a horrific hit-and-run car crash, but wereÂ survived by their premature baby son, took place on SundayÂ afternoon.
The driver of a BMW slammed into theÂ carÂ carrying Nachman and Raizy Glauber, both 21, at an intersection inÂ theÂ Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn.
The seven-months pregnant woman was feelingÂ ill so headed to hospital with her husband early Sunday when the car they wereÂ riding in was hit, killing them both.
Jewish law calls for burial of theÂ dead asÂ soon as possible, and hours after their deaths, the GlaubersÂ were mourned at aÂ funeral on Sunday.
TheÂ community has strict rules governingÂ clothing, social customs andÂ interaction with the outside world. Men wear darkÂ clothing that includes a long coat and a fedora-type hat and often have longÂ beards and earÂ locks.
Hundreds of members of the Satmar communityÂ gathered shoulder toÂ shoulder on the street outside, men in hats and women inÂ shawls or headÂ coverings, nearly everyone in black.
The sound of wailing filled theÂ street asÂ the two black-draped coffins were carried from a vehicle.
Source: The Daily Mail