New York – A massive fire in an apartment building in the Bronx, New York, kills at least 19 people, including nine children. More than 50 people were injured and the condition of 13 of them is critical. About 200 firefighters were called to the scene to put out the blaze at the 19-storey Twin Park building on East 181st Street.
“This is a terrible moment, a terrible situation for the city, a terrible situation,” he commented The new mayor of New York, Eric Adams, Will arrive at the disgusting place.
Daniel Black, The head of the New York Fire Department, said his men had “found victims at every site”, most of whom were “unusually” suffocated by the smoke that spread throughout the building. “This is unprecedented in our city,” he added, comparing the fire at the Happy Land Club to the 1990s that killed 87 people. In that case, he got into an argument with his ex-girlfriend and was set on fire by someone who kicked him out of the club.
The Bronx burns did not appear to be harmful. According to confirmations so far, it exploded in an extended apartment between the second and third floors: the door was open, which accelerated the spread of fire and smoke. However, we are investigating to determine the exact cause of the fire.
“We still need to understand what happened. We will go all out to find out everything – Adams said – we want to find out if the whole structure of the building is up to standard and has responded to all the necessary safety signs.”
The New York tragedy follows Burning a house Eight children and four adults died in Philadelphia.