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.

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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

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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.