Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Explosion in Harlem


Screenshot of fire after explosion in East Harlem

1 Dead After Explosion, Fire Levels Buildings In East Harlem

Flames and smoke were sent billowing into the air after an explosion leveled two buildings in East Harlem Wednesday, killing one person and injuring more than a dozen others.
It happened around 9:15 a.m. on Park Avenue on 116th Street, the FDNY said. One of the buildings that collapsed had a piano repair shop with apartments above. The second building housed a church.

The cause of the blast is still unclear, but Con Edison said crews were responding to the area on a report of a gas odor just prior to the explosion.

Read more from CBS.

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