(New York) – An elderly Manhattan couple died in a blast, who arrived in their luxury high-rise apartment before Saturday morning and sent flames out of windows.
Investigators are looking into the possibility that drinking cigarettes on the bed could cause a fire in the famous River House Coop on East 52,000 Street.
Fire officials say that a 85-year-old woman was declared dead on the spot. His 89-year-old husband was taken to the Weill Cornell Medical Center but died due to his injuries. Three firefighters were admitted to the hospital with unprovoked injuries.
The fire took place in the apartment of the couple's ninth floor after 5 o'clock in which its dozen rooms were filled with smoke. Officials say that the woman was found to be unresponsive with severe burns.
Due to the explosion of the FDR Drive and the Art Deco Building overlooking the East River, the cause of the explosion is being investigated.
The police did not immediatelyify the suspension of the names of the family members.
The Palace House complex of the palace was built in 1931, in which there were 26-story towers and two 15-storey wings. According to the Street Easy Real Estate Database, it is currently home to residents, including Henry Kissinger, Uma Thurman and Commerce Secretary Wilber Ross Jr. The current price of apartments ranges from about $ 3 million to $ 14 million.