House in Bronx on fire: 9 die

Eight children and an adult have died in a fire which engulfed a three-story building in the Bronx area, New York. Four fire-fighters and one emergency worker have also been hospitalized.

The blaze broke out on the first floor and basement of a house in the Bronx area of the city where four immigrant families from Mali in Western Africa were living.

The cause of the fire has yet to be investigated.