Bronx teen dies doing missionary work in Tanzania

A 15-year-old Bronx girl who went to Tanzania on a mission to help build schools for the country's poor died Friday, officials there say.



Laniece Moore drowned in a pool at her hotel, according to authorities.



Moore's family says she was delivering school supplies and helping rebuild schools in the East African country.



Officials at a school where she volunteered say they will dedicate a classroom in her memory.



Moore was a student at Thurgood Marshall Academy in Harlem.



Her body is being shipped back to New York for burial.



Moore's parents say they plan to honor her with a March 5 memorial.



"We were going to give her a big Sweet 16," her parents say. "So this is her Sweet 16."


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