A shell-shocked man ran to his dying wife’s side as paramedics rushed her from a burning Queens home on Friday night, officials and a witness said.
Linda Landau, 78, was taken out of the home on a stretcher – as her 84-year-old husband ran to her side, a neighbor said.
Much of the two-story home on 180th St. near 73rd Ave. in Fresh Meadows was already ablaze when firefighters arrived at about 9:30 p.m., an FDNY spokesman said.
“I just asked the husband how his wife was. He said she’s over there,” said the witness, who asked that his name not be printed.
Fire tears through Queens apartment building, injuring two
“He seemed shell-shocked but he was alert. His wife was on the stretcher. He was running over there. They were working on her. She was alive when they took her.”
Landau was rushed to Queens General Hospital, where she died.
Two other people were taken to the hospital with minor injuries, the FDNY spokesman said.
Sixty firefighters responded to the scene and had the flames under control within an hour