Fire in NYC building leaves 19 people dead, including nine children

Fire in NYC building leaves 19 people dead, including nine children

Nineteen people were killed, including nine children, and dozens were injured in an apartment fire in the Bronx in New York on Sunday, one of the worst fire catastrophes in the city in 30 years.

According to officials, 32 people were hospitalized with life-threatening injuries and some 60 people were injured in total.

“The numbers are horrific. This is a horrific, painful moment for the city of New York. The impact of this fire is going to really bring a level of pain and despair in our city,” said Eric Adams, the mayor.

“This is going to be one of the worst fires that we have witnessed during modern times.”

The blaze started around 11 a.m. local time in the imposing 19-floor Twin Parks North West building which provided affordable housing units.

According to Press TV, Adams said a number of immigrants, many from Gambia, were caught up in the…

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