Two people died, while 18 were injured in a deadly building collapse in Harlem, New York City.
The Mayor, Bill de Blasio, arrived the scene of the tragedy in an about hour after it actually happened.
“This is a tragedy of the worst kind because there was no indication in time to save people,” he said at a press briefing.He also added that the fire was still on, and the search through the rubble would continue. Some people still may be trapped.
250 police and fire officials in NYC (New York City) are currently at the scene the explosion at 116th Street and Park Avenue in Manhattan. The explosion happened around 9a.m.
Fire Department City of New York (FDNY) has confirmed a 3-alarm fire in the apartment building but the reports of a possible building collapse are unconfirmed.
According to ABC News, there is a partial roof collapse and ConEd has been ordered to shut off the gas in the area.
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