Two New York fire fighters were killed while trying to douse a blaze in the former Deutsche Bank building in the city.

The fire broke out on 14th and 15th floors yesterday afternoon and spread to several floors before it was brought under control about five hours later.

The building had been heavily damaged during the 11 September, 2001 terrorist attacks.

The building, which was damaged by falling debris of the twin towers that had collapsed in 2001 when terrorists flew hijacked planes into them, was being ‘deconstructed’ to make way for construction of a new Freedom Tower.