A fire registered this Sunday in a 19-story residential building in the New York district of The Bronx caused at least 19 dead, including 9 children.
The death toll was confirmed by the mayor Eric Adams. “We know that we have 19 people who are confirmed dead, as well as several others in critical condition,” the communal chief told CNN.
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The chief of the New York Fire Department, Dan Nigro, he told reporters that there are at least 63 injured.
How was the fire that caused at least 19 deaths, including 9 children, in New York
Adams took office just a week ago and said that today is one of the most devastating fires in the recent history of the city.
The fire tore through an apartment building in the Bronx on Sunday morning, for reasons not yet established, according to law enforcement sources cited by the New York Post.
Fire department sources, quoted by the New York newspaper’s website, said at least 32 people suffered life-threatening injuries.
Nigro said that it is about “a horrible, terrible and painful moment for New York City.
As stated, the fire department responded in three minutes to the emergency call and detailed that the fire spread through the second and third floors of the damaged building.
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“The smoke spread over the entire height of the building, something completely unusual. Victims were found on every floor of the stairs”, He indicated.
The testimony of survivors of the fire that caused 19 deaths in a building in the Bronx
Cristal Diaz, 27, a resident of the 15th floor of the burned-out building, said she took her cousins, her aunt and her dog “Fluffand ”when he realized that the flames took over the place.
“I was having coffee in the living room and I started to smell smoke. We started putting water on the towels and on the bottom of the door. Everything It was crazy “, He said.
And he affirmed: “We did not know what to do. We look out the windows and we saw all the corpses that were carried with the blankets”.
His niece Alanny, 13, commented: “We saw moms pass out. They saw their children die. “
“We saw a lot of bodies come out. People were dying, “he said.
Christopher Carrasquillo, 65, lives in the adjoining building and tried to help her neighbors. “A little boy was trapped in the elevator. I had to shoot it down. It was something like September 11 “, He said.