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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.

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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.

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