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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.

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

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UPDATE: Hospitals now report treating 73 people for injuries after Harlem explosion, most non-life-threatening http://t.co/qHbtWwQ499

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Updated injury info for 5-alarm: 3 fatalities, 2 critical/serious, 5 serious/non-life threatening, 20 minor. No #FDNY members injured.

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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.

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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.

Read more: Two killed in New York building collapse after blast

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

More images of the explosion and its aftermath can be found here

Google Street View image of the buildings in East Harlem
Google Street View image of the buildings in East Harlem Credit: Images: Google

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Residents distraught after Harlem building collapse

A large gas explosion leveled two apartment buildings in New York City today, killing at least two women and injuring 55 people.

Read more on the Harlem building collapse

A woman cries as she is brought to the site of a building collapse in Harlem
A woman cries as she is brought to the site of a building collapse in Harlem Credit: REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
Firefighters on Park Avenue pour water on the building
Firefighters on Park Avenue pour water on the building Credit: REUTERS/Mike Segar
A firefighter stands in smoke filled East 116th street
A firefighter stands in smoke filled East 116th street Credit: REUTERS/Mike Segar

Two dead, 55 confirmed injured after Harlem collapse

A large gas explosion leveled two apartment buildings in New York City today, killing at least two women and injuring 55 people.

Read more on the Harlem building collapse

Smoke billows from the site of a building collapse
Smoke billows from the site of a building collapse Credit: REUTERS/Mike Isler/NYonAir
Residents take solace at the scene
A resident (L) who lived in one of the two buildings is comforted by a friend Credit: REUTERS/Mike Segar
New York City firefighters examine the rubble
New York City firefighters examine the rubble Credit: REUTERS/Eric Thayer

New York firefighters remain at scene of building blast

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Now: #FDNY continues operations at the 5-alarm fire/collapse on Park Ave., #Manhattan. 250+ members responding. http://t.co/nG75RWzqIU

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Building collapse witnesses tell of the tragedy in Harlem

Witnesses and residents at the gas explosion in Harlem, New York have told of the confusion around the collapse. One resident said she thought the explosion was "thunder at first".

Another eyewitness at the scene said he saw people "dragging an old lady out of the rubble".

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