Ind. family hit by tragedy faces yet another

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) An Indianapolis woman whose husband died last February is now dealing with the house fire death of one of her daughters.

Neighbor Connie Touroff tells The Indianapolis Star she's stunned by the deadly fire because Donnetta Waling's family "has been through so much tragedy."

After Waling's husband died last February from cancer, neighbors rallied behind her, buying her food, shoveling her driveway and helping her in other ways.

But now Waling is now mourning the death of her disabled 35-year-old daughter, Janice Waling, who was killed Monday night when a fire hit Donnetta's home.

Waling's other daughter, 22-year-old Audrey Waling, had tried to save her sister, who used a wheelchair. Audrey Waling was listed in serious condition at an Indianapolis hospital.

Monday's fire also killed two pet dogs.

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