Deadly Harlem Explosion Causes Collapse Of Two Buildings
“NEW YORK (AP) — A gas leak triggered an earthshaking explosion that flattened two apartment buildings on Wednesday, killing at least three people, injuring more than 60 and leaving nine missing. A tenant said residents had complained repeatedly in recent weeks about “unbearable” gas smells.
The recovery was facing hardship in the form of the weather, which was expected to drop into the 20s with rain. Some parts of the debris pile were inaccessible because of a sinkhole caused by a subsurface water main break, officials said.
The fiery blast, on Park Avenue at 116th Street, not far from the edge of Central Park, erupted about 9:30 a.m., around 15 minutes after a neighboring resident reported smelling gas, authorities said. The Con Edison utility said it immediately sent workers to check out the report, but they didn’t arrive until it was too late.
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.”
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That’s sad! Sending our prayers.
Posted on March 12, 2014, in News and tagged East Harlem, East Harlem Explosion, East Harlem Fire, Fdny, Harlem Building Collapse, Harlem Building Explosion, Harlem Explosion, Harlem Fire Fdny Harlem, news, NY News. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.