New York tragedy: 19 dead, including 9 children, in Bronx building fire

FDNY investigates the case

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So far 19 people have died, including 9 children, in a five-alarm building fire in the Bronx.; it is the greatest tragedy in 30 years in a residential building.

The authorities also confirmed that at least 32 people were severely injured and several are in a given condition after the accident served by about 200 elements of the New York Fire Department.

The events occurred in the building at 333 181 East Street, authorities said.

It was added that several of the injuries were caused by smoke in what is already considered the worst disaster in a residential building in the last 30 years in New York.

Previously, it was reported that there were more than 60 injured, but the deceased people were separated from that number.

After noon, the FDNY gave the first report with 19 people injured. The figure went up shortly thereafter.

The new mayor, Eric Adams, and the fire commissioner, Dan Nigro, attended the scene.

“The smoke conditions in this building are unprecedented,” said Nigro.