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A fire broke out in a residential building in the Bronx Nova York, This Sunday (9) caused the deaths of at least 19 people, including 9 children.

According to the fire department, 63 people were injured, 32 of them at risk of death, mainly because they inhaled too much smoke. Other children were injured.

This Sunday (9) the Bronx is engaged in a rescue operation to rescue residents of a building in NY – Photo: Scott Haynes / Getty Images AFP by North America / Getty Images

The fire broke out just before 11 a.m. in a duplex apartment on the second and third floors of a 19-story building located at 333 East 181st Street.

Firefighters arrived at the scene within three minutes, but the fire had already spread. The fire was extinguished in the afternoon.

A 19-story building on 333 East 181st Street in the Bronx caught fire just before 11 a.m. – Photo: Scott Heins / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP

“In modern times, this is one of the worst fires we have ever seen in the city Nova York“, Said Mayor Eric Adams.

According to the ABC, the injured were taken to five different hospitals.

The TV network says the cause of the fire is unknown, but officials deny that it was set up on purpose.

Firefighters on fire in the Bronx, New York this Sunday (9) – Photo: Scott Haynes / Getty Images AFP by North America / Getty Images

Governor Nova York, Kathy Hochul said, “I am horrified by the devastating fire.”

“My heart goes out to all the loved ones, victims and all our heroic firefighters who we lost with grief. Overall State Nova York Is with the city of Nova YorkHe added.

People die in a fire at a residential building in the Bronx, New York, this Sunday (9) – Photo: Scott Haynes / Getty Images North America / Getty Images by AFP

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