A toddler who tragically died in a caravan fire was laid to rest in a small Peppa Pig-themed coffin.
Her grieving mother, Natasha Broadley, broke down in tears while paying tribute to her ‘beautiful’ daughter.
During the heartbreaking service, Natasha read a poem in memory of Louisiana Brooke Doland and described her as ‘the smallest of my babies, my beautiful tiny tot.’
Hundreds of people gathered outside St. Mary Magdalene Church while others lined the streets of Newark.
Louisiana died in a caravan fire at a park in Ingoldsmells, Lincolnshire, on August 23.
She had been staying at the Sealands Holiday Home Park with her mom and siblings, who survived and were discharged after receiving treatment in hospital.
“Sadly we were unable to establish a visual identification of the deceased,” coroner’s office Jacqui Foxlow said. “Samples were taken from a family member for DNA profiling.
“These have been compared against samples taken at post-mortem and consequently identity was confirmed.”
When asked by Paul Cooper, assistant coroner for Lincolnshire, to provide a cause of death, Ms. Foxlow said: “We have a provisional conclusion as ‘inhalation of the products of combustion’ which is pending toxicology and histology.”
One witness whose caravan was close to the fire said the blaze had left her 7-year-old traumatized and sick.
Speaking to Mail Online, Leigh Sleafer said: “I’m not really sure what happened as I was in the shower and had just settled my children down. My friend was outside, we saw what I thought was a heavy cloud of smoke and thought I heard kids shouting.
“Next thing I knew was my friend came in saying there was a caravan on fire.”
Sleafer continued: “One of my children is autistic and was so distraught he was being sick so I had to get them all away from the fire and took them down the road to work out what we was going to do.
“We are now at home safe but very traumatised from it all.”
“I’m heartbroken for the family and for all that saw this… so tragic. Sleep tight little angel,” she added.
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