Fire tragedy in New York with many dead and injured: At least 19 people die in a house fire in the New York Bronx.
New York – According to Mayor Eric Adams, 19 people were killed in a fire in an apartment building in New York’s Bronx neighborhood and at least 63 residents were injured, including at least 32 serious injuries, Adams told CNN on Sunday.
According to this, there are also children among the fatalities. “There have been children who have been injured and some children have lost their lives,” said Adams. It looks like smoke has spread quickly in the building. Many injuries are probably due to smoke inhalation. The door to the burning apartment on one of the lower floors was open. This allowed the smoke to spread quickly in the house.
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
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200 firefighters had moved against the fire in the 19-story house, said the fire department. The fire broke out on Sunday morning (local time). dpa