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At least 11 reported dead, 15 injured in New York City Fire - UPDATED

At least 11 people died in a severe fire in New York City, according to the local media. Earlier, the NYC Fire Department reported  that 15 people have been injured in a large fire that erupted late Thursday in a multiple-floor building in New York City’s Bronx borough, APA reports quoting Sputnik.

 

The New York Post reported there could be children among the dead.

 

New York City mayor’s press secretary Eric Phillips confirmed on Twitter there had been casualties, saying the death toll was expected to rise.

 

The mayor's office said earlier Mayor Bill de Blasio was en route to the scene of the fire at 2363 Prospect Avenue just west of Bronx Park.

 

"FDNY members are on scene of a 4-alarm fire, 2363 Prospect Ave Bronx. Currently 15 serious injuries to civilians reported," the NYC Fire Department tweeted earlier.

 

Earlier, the New York Post newspaper cited police sources as saying that two people had died in the fire and more than a dozen had been seriously hurt. More than 160 firefighters are fighting the blaze.

 

 

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The NYC Fire Department reported several people died in a severe fire in New York City, 5 people have been injured in a large fire that erupted late Thursday in a multiple-floor building in New York City’s Bronx borough, APA reports quoting Sputnik.

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