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.

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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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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.