New York: A building fire killed 19 people, including nine children

New York: A building fire killed 19 people, including nine children
New York: fire accident file photo (0001)

The Time Square News ( Karachi): A fire in a New York apartment building has killed at least 19 people, including nine children.

 

A fire broke out on the third floor of a 19-story building in the Bronx, New York, on Sunday, killing at least 19 people, including nine children, according to the BBC.

 

A spokesman for the New York mayor said a total of 63 people were injured in the blaze, 32 of whom were taken to hospital and 13 were in critical condition.


The commissioner of the New York Fire Department described the fire in the building as "amazing" and said that about 200 firefighters had been dispatched to put out the blaze.

He said a preliminary investigation revealed that the fire was caused by a portable heater that was being used to keep the room warm.

 

A few days ago, a fire broke out in a building in Philadelphia in which 12 people including 8 children were killed.