Monday, April 15, 2024

Indian Journalist Killed In New York Fire Caused By E-Bike Battery – N.F Times


New York: An Indian man was killed in a deadly apartment fire in New York’s Harlem caused by a lithium-ion battery. Residents of the St. Nicholas Place apartment building jumped out of windows to escape the devastating blaze that injured 17 of them.

The Indian Embassy in New York identified the victim as 27-year-old Fazil Khan and said they are in touch with his friends and family.

“Saddened to learn about the death of 27-year-old Indian national Mr Fazil Khan in an unfortunate fire incident in an apartment building in Harlem, NY. India in New York is in touch with the late Mr Fazil Khan’s family and friends. We continue to extend all possible assistance in reparation of his mortal remains to India,” the embassy said.

An alumnus of the Columbia Journalism School, Mr Fazil Khan was working as a data journalist with The Hechinger Report – a nonprofit newsroom reporting on inequality and innovation in education. It is based at Teachers College, Columbia University.

According to his LinkedIn profile, Mr Khan began his career as a copyeditor at Business Standard in 2018 and worked as a correspondent at CNN-News18 in Delhi before moving to New York in 2020 for his graduate degree from Columbia University.


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