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A charity ice hockey game between the New York Police Department and the city's firefighters erupted into a brawl this weekend.
Video footage on YouTube shows players throwing punches and grappling on the ice as the teams were tied 3-3 during the second period.
Warning: Video contains some graphic language from the crowd:
Eventually referees were able to break up the scuffle and the game continued, ending in a 8-5 win for the NYPD.
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.
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."
A police spokesperson has confirmed to Associated Press that the death toll following the explosion at an apartment block in New York has risen to seven.
Seventy four people were also left injured after two buildings collapsed following a gas leak explosion in Harlem.
The New York Fire Department has confirmed to Associated Press that a sixth person has died following a gas explosion at an apartment block in east Harlem yesterday.
BREAKING: Fire department spokesman confirms a sixth person dead in Harlem gas explosion
A NYPD spokesman has confirmed to Associated Press that a fifth person has died following the Harlem gas explosion after a body was discovered in the rubble.
The death toll in the New York gas leak explosion has risen to four, officials confirmed.
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.
UPDATE: Hospitals now report treating 73 people for injuries after Harlem explosion, most non-life-threatening http://t.co/qHbtWwQ499
Updated injury info for 5-alarm: 3 fatalities, 2 critical/serious, 5 serious/non-life threatening, 20 minor. No #FDNY members injured.
Authorities in New York have released the identities of two of the three victims of a gas leak explosion in the city.
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.
The New York City fire department has released footage of its fire crews working on the building that collapsed after a gas explosion in the city today, killing at least three people and injuring dozens more.