Two sibling toddlers died tragically Wednesday after suffering steam burns in a Bronx apartment, and investigators are looking into whether a radiator malfunctioned.
When firefighters arrived at the building, which housed several homeless families, they were met in the lobby by the victims’ father with the girls, who were unconscious. The firefighters immediately performed CPR and rushed them to an ambulance.
The girls, identified as Scylee Vayoh Ambrose, 1, and Ibanez Ambrose, 2, were taken to a hospital where they were pronounced dead Wednesday afternoon.
The medical examiner will determine what caused their deaths. However, fire officials said both children had severe burns apparently caused by a steam leak from a malfunctioning radiator.
“It appeared to be a failure of the radiator,” said Long. “A valve or release valve that became separated.”