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3 confirmed dead after NYC gas explosion

1 year ago Wednesday, March 12, 2014 8:58:32 AM CDT March 12, 2014 Wednesday, March 12 2014 Mar 12, 2014 in News
Source: Associated Press

NEW YORK - A third person has been confirmed killed by an explosion that flattened two New York City apartment buildings. Nine occupants of the buildings are unaccounted for.

A gas leak triggered the explosion Wednesday morning on Park Avenue and 116th Street in East Harlem. The blast also injured more than 60 people. At least three of the injured were children.

The explosion shattered windows a block away, rained debris onto elevated commuter railroad tracks close by, cast a plume of smoke over the skyline and sent people running into the streets.

Authorities say the fiery blast erupted about 9:30 a.m., around 15 minutes after a neighboring resident reported smelling gas.

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