A fire broke out in an apartment building in New York City on the 9th, killing at least 19 people, including 9 children.
According to US media reports, the fire broke out in a 19-story apartment building in the Bronx district of New York City on the morning of the 9th. New York Mayor Eric Adams told the media that 19 people have been killed and 63 injured in the fire, some of whom are in critical condition. This is one of the worst fires in New York City.
According to reports, about 200 firefighters went to the scene to put out the fire. The injured have been sent to 5 hospitals for treatment.
New York City Fire Department Director Daniel Negro said that the fire started in a duplex apartment on the second and third floors of the apartment building. As the door of the apartment was open, the fire spread rapidly, and firefighters found injured people on all floors. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
On the 5th of this month, a fire broke out in an apartment building in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, causing 13 deaths and 2 injuries.