Six hurt in US building 'blast'

At least six people have been injured after part of a five-story building in New York collapsed following a reported explosion.

Numerous fire trucks attend scene of building collapse

Aerial footage from the scene of a partial building collapse in Lower Manhatten show two ladders up against the building.

There are no obvious signs of the collapse or subsequent fire.

Fire trucks extend their ladders to the building in Lower Manhattan
Fire trucks extend their ladders to the building in Lower Manhattan Credit: NBC
Fire trucks at the scene of the reported explosion
Fire trucks at the scene of the reported explosion Credit: NBC
Firefighters on the roof of the building
Firefighters on the roof of the building Credit: NBC

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At least six people injured in New York building collapse

At least six people were injured when part of a five-story building in lower Manhattan collapsed following a reported explosion, fire officials report.

Firefighters responding to 17 Pike Street, near the South Street Seaport, found part of the first floor collapsed and a fire burning in the building, a New York Fire Department spokesman said.

The cause of the explosion was unclear.