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Kebakaran Maut Apartemen di Kota New York, Belasan Orang Tewas

AP/Yuki Iwamura - detikNews
Senin, 10 Jan 2022 20:04 WIB

Amerika Serikat - Tragis! 19 orang tewas dalam kebakaran yang menghanguskan sebuah apartemen di Kota New York, Amerika Serikat. Korban ditemukan di setiap lantai.

Emergency personnel work at the scene of a fatal fire at an apartment building in the Bronx on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022, in New York. The majority of victims were suffering from severe smoke inhalation, FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro said. (AP Photo/Yuki Iwamura)

Seperti dilansir AFP, Senin (10/1/2022), kebakaran dahsyat pada Minggu (9/1) waktu setempat ini diduga dipicu oleh pemanas elektrik portable yang digunakan di dalam salah satu apartemen. Sejumlah saksi mata melaporkan banyak penghuni apartemen yang terjebak dan berteriak meminta bantuan dari jendela apartemen.

Emergency personnel work at the scene of a fatal fire at an apartment building in the Bronx on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022, in New York. The majority of victims were suffering from severe smoke inhalation, FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro said. (AP Photo/Yuki Iwamura)

Pejabat Departemen Pemadam Kebakaran setempat menuturkan korban ditemukan di setiap lantai dari gedung ini.

Emergency personnel work at the scene of a fatal fire at an apartment building in the Bronx on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022, in New York. The majority of victims were suffering from severe smoke inhalation, FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro said. (AP Photo/Yuki Iwamura)

Wali Kota New York, Eric Adams, menuturkan kepada wartawan bahwa sedikitnya 19 orang tewas, termasuk 9 anak-anak. 

Emergency personnel work at the scene of a fatal fire at an apartment building in the Bronx on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022, in New York. The majority of victims were suffering from severe smoke inhalation, FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro said. (AP Photo/Yuki Iwamura)

Sebanyak 63 orang lainnya mengalami luka-luka akibat kebakaran itu, termasuk beberapa orang yang kini dalam 'kondisi kritis'.

Emergency personnel work at the scene of a fatal fire at an apartment building in the Bronx on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022, in New York. The majority of victims were suffering from severe smoke inhalation, FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro said. (AP Photo/Yuki Iwamura)

Sedikitnya 200 petugas pemadam kebakaran dikerahkan untuk memadamkan api yang melalap gedung apartemen 19 lantai itu.

Emergency personnel work at the scene of a fatal fire at an apartment building in the Bronx on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022, in New York. The majority of victims were suffering from severe smoke inhalation, FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro said. (AP Photo/Yuki Iwamura)

Api dilaporkan pertama muncul sebelum pukul 11.00 waktu setempat, di lantai dua dan tiga gedung yang terletak di kawasan Bronx, Kota New York itu.

Emergency personnel work at the scene of a fatal fire at an apartment building in the Bronx on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022, in New York. The majority of victims were suffering from severe smoke inhalation, FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro said. (AP Photo/Yuki Iwamura)

Para korban luka dilarikan ke sedikitnya lima rumah sakit setempat, dengan sebagian besar mengalami serangan jantung dan gangguan pernapasan serta terlalu parah menghirup asap kebakaran.

Kebakaran Maut Apartemen di Kota New York, Belasan Orang Tewas
Kebakaran Maut Apartemen di Kota New York, Belasan Orang Tewas
Kebakaran Maut Apartemen di Kota New York, Belasan Orang Tewas
Kebakaran Maut Apartemen di Kota New York, Belasan Orang Tewas
Kebakaran Maut Apartemen di Kota New York, Belasan Orang Tewas
Kebakaran Maut Apartemen di Kota New York, Belasan Orang Tewas
Kebakaran Maut Apartemen di Kota New York, Belasan Orang Tewas