One person was killed and nine were injured in an explosion in the Bronx, in the New York City North District. According to the authorities, the incident could have happened as a result of a gas leak. Among the injured are five police officers who intervened in the building during a fire.
One person was killed and nine were injured in an explosion and fire in an apartment building in the Bronx, New York. Among the injured, there are five police officers who intervened in the building during a fire.
New York City Mayor Eric Adams thanked those involved in the rescue operation. One of the videos shared by the police on Twitter shows officers releasing a woman trapped by an overturned sofa from a burning building.
A massive gas explosion in an apartment in the Bronx
The causes of the explosion are being investigated, but John Hodgens of the New York City Fire Department said they had received a “report, in which someone smelled gas “. He added that there is currently no evidence that someone intentionally leaked the gas.
The fire brigade representative informed journalists that the apartment, where the blast took place, as well as two others in its vicinity, were completely destroyed. Two or three more apartments were also seriously damaged.
As a result of this incident, a woman who was in the apartment where the explosion took place was killed. Her sister was hospitalized with serious injuries. A woman staying in another apartment, as well as one of the people passing near the building, also required medical assistance. One of the intervening firefighters was also injured.
Main photo source: Reuters