Seventh person confirmed killed in New York gas explosion

Seven people have been killed and 74 injured after a gas explosion caused two residential buildings to collapse in New York. 168 firefighters were sent to tackle the blaze.

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Bodies of 'eight missing' after NY blast recovered

The bodies of all eight people reported missing after a gas explosion destroyed two New York apartment buildings have been recovered, but workers are treating the scene as a rescue operation in case there are survivors in the rubble.

An excavator clears debris at the site of a building explosion in the Harlem section of New York Credit: Reuters

Fire commissioner Salvatore Cassano said no one else is known to be unaccounted for but workers will continue to scour the debris from the flattened buildings for victims.

He predicted detectives and fire marshals would soon gain access to the buildings' basements to begin the investigation into what caused the explosion.

"Right now we are in the process of removing the final amount of debris," Mr Cassano said. "We should be moving much more quickly now."


Four dead and 74 injured in New York gas explosion

The death toll in the New York gas leak explosion has risen to four, officials confirmed.

New York City emergency responders work at the site of a building explosion and collapse in the Harlem. Credit: Reuters

Seventy four people were injured and others are missing after two buildings collapsed following a gas leak explosion in Harlem, NBC New York reported.

"This is a tragedy of the worst kind because there was no indication in time to save people," the city's mayor, Bill de Blasio said.

73 people in hospital, 2 critical, after NY gas explosion


College worker and dental hygienist among NY dead

Authorities in New York have released the identities of two of the three victims of a gas leak explosion in the city.

Three people were killed in the blast in Harlem on Wednesday Credit: NBC New York

Griselde Camacho, a public safety officer at a public Manhattan college and Carmen Tanco, a dental hygienist died in the blast, NBC New York reported, citing officials.

The identity of the third victim has not yet been made public.

Church and deli devastated by New York explosion

A Spanish Christian Church and a popular food deli were at the center of the gas explosion in East Harlem, which killed two people and injured 55.

Images of the buildings before the devastation have been released by Google Street View.

Google Street View image of the buildings in East Harlem Credit: Images: Google
Residents reported hearing a loud explosion in Harlem Credit: kliina1654/Instagram
Google Street View image of the buildings in East Harlem Credit: Images: Google
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