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Mar 25, 2016 6:05 PM

Brussels victim had been heading to stepfather's funeral in Rhode Island

The Associated Press

BRUSSELS (AP) - One victim of the Brussels bombings was on her way to Rhode Island for her stepfather's funeral when she was killed.

Elita Borbor Weah texted family members a photo of herself at the Brussels airport shortly before bombs went off at the terminal Tuesday. Her brother Oscar Weah, of Providence, confirmed her death.

Her extended family from Zwedru, Liberia, had dispersed across Europe and the United States following Liberia's civil wars.

The 40-year-old Elita had settled in the Netherlands, where she was living with her 13-year-old daughter. Oscar Weah was in tears Friday as he described how his older sister had helped to care for him over the years.

Family members were gathering in Providence to mourn stepfather James Wah, 87, whose funeral is Saturday.

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