new york - At least twelve people were killed by a fire in an apartment building in New York. According to local media, it is the deadliest fire since 1990, when 87 people lost their lives after arson at a club.
The fire broke out at the beginning of the evening on Thursday. The flames then quickly moved around. People died on different floors. Sources told the New York Post that the bodies of a woman and her baby were found in a bathtub. Apparently the mother had desperately tried to protect the child.
Witnesses told local media about dramatic scenes. 'I heard a woman scream: we're stuck. Help ', a man told. One resident said to news channel CBS that young people tried to flee from the flames through a fire escape.