Death toll rises to three in New York blast

Three people have been killed by a gas leak explosion in New York, NBC New York reported.

Pictures: Residents distraught after Harlem building collapse

Nearly 70 people were hurt and others are missing after two buildings collapsed following the explosion in upper Manhattan, officials said.

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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.