This previous Sunday over a dozen individuals misplaced their lives within the lethal hearth that occurred within the Bronx space of New York Metropolis, Initially it was introduced that 19 individuals have been deceased as a result of hearth, nonetheless, officers later supplied an replace and stated that there have been a complete of 17 individuals who handed away. There have been at the very least 5 dozen others that have been injured as a result of hearth. Now two of the survivors have change into the primary ones to file a lawsuit following the hearth.
In accordance with ABC 7 New York, the 2 survivors, who’re additionally a pair, is suing the constructing’s landlord and say they have been conscious of the “faulty circumstances” and did not sustain with the circumstances.
Within the lawsuit, which was filed on behalf of Rosa Reyes and Felix Martinez, it states they suffered critical accidents on account of the hearth. They’re looking for $1 billion in damages from the homeowners of the constructing, in addition to the managers.
The information outlet reviews that within the lawsuit, the survivors additionally accused the landlords of failing to:
- be certain the entrance doorways of every condominium have been self-closing
- be certain that the smoke detectors on the topic premises and inside every condominium on the topic premises have been functioning
- be certain that the hearth escapes have been in good working order
- present satisfactory and lawful warmth
- permit alarms to go off on a regular basis
- have an intercom system all through the premises
- have a sprinkler system
- be certain that the electrical traces and methods on the topic premises have been in good working order
There was additionally a parallel submitting made by the couple the place they sued the town and alleged that the Division of Buildings paid “lip service to issues of safety and hearth points and are liable for the ensuing accidents and deaths.”
The NYC Regulation Division and the Bronx Park Section II Preservation, LLC responded to ABC 7 New York and expressed their heartbreak in regards to the tragedy and acknowleged the onging investigation into the incident.
The NYC Regulation Division stated, “There’s an lively investigation into this tragic incident. We’ll evaluate the declare.” Whereas the Bronx Park Section II Preservation, LLC stated they “are cooperating absolutely with the Fireplace Division and different businesses as they proceed to research.”
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