At least 19 dead in New York City apartment fire
US media reported that several children were among the dead.
“We know that we have 19 people who are confirmed dead, as well as several others in critical condition,” Adams, who has been mayor for barely over a week, told CNN, adding that 63 people had been injured.
“This is going to be one of the worst fires in our history,” he said.
The injured were taken to five hospitals; many suffered from cardiac and respiratory arrest, the New York Times reported.