In New York City, where guns are outlawed, people still die unexpectedly young. This week, a fire’s box score of killed is incremented one, while the “only injured” tally decrements in turn. The New York Post:
The fire that killed a 1-year-old boy in Brooklyn this week has claimed another life, police said.
A 40-year-old woman died today from her injuries sustained in the raging 13th floor-fire at the Howard Houses on Wednesday.
Little Ivan Baez died in the 8:30 a.m. inferno, which officials determine was caused by faulty wiring.
Five other residents were also injured. The massive blaze gutted the family’s three bedroom apartment at the Brownsville housing complex.
A previous story has more details:
As flames shot out of a top-floor window in the 13-story building at the Howard Houses in Brownsville at about 8:30 a.m., a neighbor on the street shouted, “Oh my God, oh my God — she has a kid!”
Tiny victim Ivan Baez was covered in soot as a firefighter carried him out of the building.
“He wasn’t moving but they were trying to get him back,” said Angela Hoye, 31, of Queens, whose mother lives a floor below the fire.
“It’s sad,” she said. “I didn’t see him with any clothes except for a diaper or a pull-up and with a mask over his face.
The tot was rushed to Brookdale Hospital in cardiac arrest and pronounced dead at 9:37 a.m., officials said.
The flames completely destroyed the three-bedroom apartment and filled the entire floor with billowing smoke, officials said.
The apartment building appears to be largely welfare housing. 7 people, reportedly three generations of a single matriarchal family, lived in the three-bedroom apartment.