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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.

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NY Mayor: 'A number of individuals still missing'

Mayor of New York Bill de Blasio told a news conference there a number of people still missing after the Harlem building collapse.

He said: "We know we have lost two people already. There will be a search through the building after the fire is put out looking for those who are missing."

New York City Firefighters dig through the rubble Credit: REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Mr De Blasio added that there will be a "thorough search for a number of missing individuals" and that he has spoken to a number of families looking for loved ones.

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