URGENT – USA: One of the worst fires in New York history breaks out in a tower in the Bronx: At least 19 dead including 9 children and dozens injured – Nearly 200 firefighters are mobilized on site – Videos

9:40 pm: “This is unprecedented in our city. We expect there will be many deaths, said Daniel Nigro, head of the FDNY, which brings together the New York firefighters. He compares the fire to that in Happy Land, which left 87 people dead in 1990, when a man set the building on fire after arguing with his ex-girlfriend and was kicked out of the club.

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9:38 p.m.: The mayor of the city went there, according to his official Twitter account, where photos of him alongside the firefighters were posted. Another fire this week killed 12 people including eight children in a neighborhood in central Philadelphia. A megalopolis of nine million inhabitants, New York is suffering in various neighborhoods from a huge housing crisis, with buildings that are sometimes dilapidated and poorly maintained.

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9:32 p.m.: About twenty people died on Sunday and around sixty were injured in a building fire in the Bronx district of New York, the new mayor of the city, Eric Adams, announced on the spot. “This is going to be one of the worst fires in our history. We know that we have 19 people dead as well as several others in critical condition and more than 63 people injured, ”Eric Adams said live on television.

About 200 firefighters were mobilized on site in the middle of the day.

Firefighters identified “31 serious injuries to civilians,” they tweeted around 12:30 pm local time. In footage circulating on social media, huge flames and thick black smoke billowed from a window of a multi-story building.

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