A Fire At A Residential Building In New York City Has Killed At Least 19 People, Including Nine Children, And Injured 63 Others.
Authorities are calling it the deadliest fire in the city in three decades.
A spokesman for New York Mayor Eric Adams confirmed the deaths, saying the dead were aged 16 and under. Thirteen burn victims are being treated at the hospital and their condition is critical.
New York Mayor Eric Adams said in a tweet that “we have lost our neighbor.” This tragedy is beyond description. Pray for those who have gone with me, especially for the nine children whose lights went out at a very young age.
The mayor thanked firefighters and said an investigation had been launched into the incident.
The message for everyone affected by this tragedy is that your city will be with you in the days to come.