At least 12 dead in New York City apartment fire

New York, At least 12 people were killed and others injured after a massive fire broke out in a New York City apartment building, said its Mayor Bill de Blasio at a news conference Thursday night.

“Tonight here in the Bronx, families have been torn apart,” de Blasio told reporters. The mayor called the event the “worst fire tragedy we have seen in this city.” More than 160 firefighters were on the scene of the four-alarm fire, located at a five-story walk-up apartment house in the Bronx, just a block from the borough’s famed zoo.

Source: Jordan News Agency