Nine children among 19 dead after fire rips through flat in New York
The Metro says At least 19 people, including nine children, have died after a fire broke out in an apartment block in New York, officials have said.
More than 30 people are believed to have suffered severe damage to their airways after smoke from the flat billowed throughout the 19-storey building, located in a deprived area of the Bronx, on Sunday morning.
The blaze is believed to have started in a duplex apartment on the second and third floors and did not spread to other flats.
It took the efforts of 200 firefighters to bring the fire under control and rescue the victims, of whom 26 are in a critical condition. the fire department said.
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