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What We Know About the Victims of the Bronx Fire in New York City

“It was devastating,” Ms. Rodriguez, who escaped with her two young children, said with tears in her eyes. “My neighbors, they’re like family to me.”

Many of the injured victims were taken to the Jacobi Medical Center emergency room, and relatives followed. Maria Gonzalez, 41, said her nephew Danell Gonzalez was on the ninth floor and escaped by crawling, but suffered smoke inhalation. Elsewhere in the hospital, Aisha Dukuray, 28, sought information on 20 relatives who live in the building, all of Gambian descent. “I’m like all over the place right now,” she said.

Hassane Badr, 28, said his brother and sister died in the fire. He was searching for another brother. “We don’t know where he is,” Mr. Badr said. “We don’t have any idea.”

A few feet away, a man sobbed and sat on the ground and said he lost two young children to the blaze.

At least 19 people died in the fire, nine of them children. More than 60 were injured, and many of those were in life-threatening danger.

Outside the apartment building, Mr. Soto sat in his car, thinking about the cries he had heard as he fled. “I could hear the mothers screaming,” he said. “How am I going to be able to forget that?”

Mamadou Wague, his face burned, stood with his family, all wrapped in blankets, replaying the scene of his daughter’s burning bed over and over. “I just thank God my family is safe,” he said.

Reporting was contributed by Giulia Heyward, Ana Ley, Eduardo Medina, Azi Paybarah and Sean Piccoli. Susan Beachy contributed research.

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