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.

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NYPD confirms fifth death after New York explosion

74 people were also injured in the explosion, which happened at an apartment building. Credit: REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

A NYPD spokesman has confirmed to Associated Press that a fifth person has died following the Harlem gas explosion after a body was discovered in the rubble.

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