Seventh person confirmed dead after NY explosion

A police spokesperson has confirmed to Associated Press that the death toll following the explosion at an apartment block in New York has risen to seven.

Seventy four people were also left injured after two buildings collapsed following a gas leak explosion in Harlem.

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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.