At least 19 people killed in a New York building fire
A fire broke out in a building in the Bronx in New York City, and the New York authorities describe the incident as the worst in the past 30 years.
At least 19 people died and dozens were injured when a fire tore through a high-rise apartment building in New York City on Sunday, its mayor said.
The US media reported earlier, citing firefighters, that more than 60 people received various injuries from smoke and fire, with at least 32 people taken to city hospitals with life-threatening injuries.
The New York Times and CNN sourced unnamed officials as saying that nine children were among the dead.
The New York authorities have already called the fire the worst in the city in the past 30 years.
New videos shows smoke pouring out of an apartment building in New York City from a massive fire that killed at least 19 people. including nine children, according to officials. https://t.co/JPO13Cafbv pic.twitter.com/mlsK9BCE98— ABC News (@ABC) January 9, 2022
The New York City Fire Department said over 200 firefighters were working on the scene. The fire has been reportedly put out.
Approximately 200 FDNY members are operating on scene of a 5-alarm fire at 333 East 181 Street in the Bronx. There are currently 31 serious injuries to civilians. pic.twitter.com/yrTYwOfonH— FDNY (@FDNY) January 9, 2022
In December 2017, 13 people were killed in a blaze in an apartment building in the Bronx in New York City's deadliest fire in 25 years.