Friday, 29 December 2017

Four children among Twelve killed in New York apartment block blaze



Four children were among 12 people killed in a fire at an apartment building in the Bronx borough of New York.

 
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said the fire was the deadliest in the city for at least 25 years.


The victims include a one-year-old child, he added.


The cause of the fire, on Prospect Avenue, near Fordham University and the Bronx Zoo, is not yet clear.


More than 160 firefighters helped bring the blaze under control.


In a statement, the New York Police Department said a boy and three girls, aged one, two and seven, had died.
Officials said the first alarm sounded at the five-storey building at about 19:00 local time (00:00 GMT).




BBC     News.