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East Harlem Building Collapses, Huge Explosion Reported

 
East Harlem Building Collapses, Huge Explosion Reported
Posted Wednesday, March 12th 2014 @ 10am

(Lauren Evans)

UPDATE: TWO DEAD, 17 INJURED

A mysterious explosion in East Harlem caused a residential building to collapse.

The FDNY confirms that a building at East 116th Street and Park Avenue has at least partially tumbled to the ground.

Photos from the scene indicate that the air is filled with smoke.

Update, 10:05 a.m.: Metro-North trains in the area were halted because of debris on tracks. NBC reports that some passengers were ordered off the train at 125th Street.

The FDNY tells us that several patients are being treated at the scene, but that the extent of injuries is still unknown. The Daily News reports that the fire initially began around 9:31 a.m. in the Absolute Piano store, located on the building's ground floor.

Photos via Twiiter and Instagram

Photo Credit: Getty Images

 

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