More than a dozen killed in New York City apartment building fire
Al Jazeera, 10 Jan 2022
At least 19 people have been killed, including nine children, and dozens of others injured in an apartment building fire in New York City, according to city officials and US media.
New York City Mayor Eric Adams confirmed that 19 people had died in the blaze that broke out about 11am (16:00 GMT) on Sunday in the Twin Parks apartment building in the Bronx area of the city.
The 19-storey tower provided affordable housing and had a large community of people of Gambian origin.
Al Jazeera’s Barbara Angopa reports.
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