At least 19 dead in the fire of a building in the New York Bronx district

At least 19 dead and 63 injured people, some of gravity, in the fire unleashed in a 19-story building this Sunday at the Bronx (New York), announced the Fire De

At least 19 dead in the fire of a building in the New York Bronx district

At least 19 dead and 63 injured people, some of gravity, in the fire unleashed in a 19-story building this Sunday at the Bronx (New York), announced the Fire Department of New York City (FDNY).

"Currently, there are 31 serious injuries," said FDNY. At least 200 firefighters participated in the extinction of the fire that was declared mid-morning in a duplex located on the second and third floor of a housing building at the number 333 on 181 Street, in the heart of the Bronx, according to the FDNY .

Some local media reported first from the tragic number of deceased, before it was official by the authorities, which did aimed that several deceased were expected. Both the New York Post and ABC7 television, which cite police sources, among the 19 deadly victims there are nine children.

Soon after, the mayor of New York, Eric Adams, confirmed the tragedy and contributed the figures of deceased and injured, according to AFP.

According to images disclosed on the FDNY Twitter account, the flames crowned by a thick black smoke column emerged from a second floor window of this brown brick building.

However, fire stairs could be observed in upper floors of the building. The Commissioner of the Fire Body, Dan Nigro, cited by the CBS chain, said there could be "several fatal victims", although until now, no deceased has been reported.

"The last time we had losses of lives, such as this horrible (sinister), it was 30 years ago, also in the Bronx," said Nigro. He is still fresh in memory the fire of a three-story building in Philadelphia last Wednesday.

There 12 people died, of them eight minors, in one of the worst sinisters of the recent history of the country.

Updated Date: 09 January 2022, 16:07

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