12 dead in New York apartment fire

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12 dead in New York apartment fire

12 dead in New York apartment fire

At least 12 people have been killed in a fire at an apartment building in the Bronx borough of New York.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said the dead included a one-year-old child and that four other people had been critically injured.

He said the fire was the deadliest in the city for at least 25 years. There is no word yet on the cause.

The building is located in Prospect Avenue, near Fordham University and the Bronx Zoo.

More than 160 firefighters helped bring the blaze under control, the city's fire department tweeted.

Officials said the first alarm sounded at the building at about 19:00 local time (00:00 GMT).

Source: Agencies