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A massive fire broke out in a 19-story apartment building in the Bronx borough of New York City on Sunday, injuring several people and killing 17, including eight children. one of the most terrible fires city ​​in recent decades. [Editor’s Note: This story has updated the number of deaths.]

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City officials Revised The death toll began on Monday, after which 19 people, including nine children, had died.

Fire Department Commissioner Daniel Negro said there was “a slight double count” as patients were taken to seven different hospitals, but cautioned that the count could “unfortunately rise again.”

As of Monday, the condition of fifteen people remains critical. new York Times,

five alarm fire It reportedly broke into a residential building in the Fordham Heights neighborhood shortly before 11 a.m.

Black Mistake A “bad” electric space heater for deadly fires.

New Mayor Eric Adams promised An “extremely thorough” investigation of the tragedy.

until monday afternoon gofundme Its goal of $200,000 for victims was nearly half a million dollars.

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