A major blaze tore through a commercial and residential block in New York's East Village on Thursday following a building collapse and possible explosion, the fire department said.
At least two people in a critical condition were rushed to a hospital and more than 250 fire fighters were battling to control the raging flames at 125 Second Avenue, a spokesman told AFP.
An entire building was engulfed in angry red flames and the lower two floors appeared partially collapsed, television footage and press photographs showed.
Thick gray smoke spewed over the Manhattan skyline and a large number of fire engines raced toward the area with sirens blaring, an AFP reporter said.
نستخدم ملفات الكوكيز لنسهل عليك استخدام مواقعنا الإلكترونية ونكيف المحتوى والإعلانات وفقا لمتطلباتك واحتياجاتك الخاصة، لتوفير ميزات وسائل التواصل الاجتماعية ولتحليل حركة المرور لدينا...اعرف أكثر