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New York Mayor Eric Adams adjusted the death toll in the Bronx building fire to 17, confirming that eight children were among the fatalities.
Originally it was reported that 19 people were killed in the worst accident in 30 years in a residential building in New York.
A video obtained by The New York Post shows how the property was inside. You can see destroyed apartments and completely burned corridors, as well as puddles from the water thrown by firefighters.
Adams also appealed to the community for help for families who were left homeless, but strongly urged not to deliver it to the Fire Department facilities, to avoid obstructing their work.
“Please do not drop donations at fire stations or EMS stations. Let them do their job “, He said. “If you want to help financially, we have the mayor’s fund for the advancement of New York. Every dollar raised will go directly to family members. “
The state government will create a fund to provide housing and food support, the governor announced last night Kathy hochul.
People who wish to make a donation can do so through the system developed by the City Government at this link.
Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (New York) lamented the “devastating” events.
The White House reported that the president Joe biden spoke by phone with Mayor Adams.
“Today, the President spoke with New York City Mayor Eric Adams to express his deepest condolences and offer support following yesterday’s devastating fire in an apartment building in The Bronx,” said a spokesman.
The building was inhabited by a high number of immigrants, mainly from Africa.