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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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.