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QUEENS — A 12-year-old boy died following an apartment fire in Queens early Sunday morning.

The fire broke out just after 3 a.m. on the fifth floor of 122-20 Ocean Promenade .

Thomas Curly, 12, was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

Eight other people suffered minor injuries.

The cause of the fire will be determined by NYC Fire Marshal. The Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death.