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7 Dead and 60 Injured in NY Building Explosion

Tina Robinson3 years ago

A Fox News report states that the death count in a New York City building explosion has risen to at least seven with rougly 60 injuries. An additional nine people are considered missing at this time.

About the Harlem Building Explosion

The explosion occurred at 9:30 a.m. ET on March 12, shortly after tenants reported smelling gas. A five-alarm fire was triggered by the blast and ultimately caused the building to collapse.

Three of the deceased have been identified while the additional four, who were pulled out of the debris over night, have yet to be identified – among the deceased are Griselde Camacho, 45, Carmen Tanco, 67, and Rosaura Hernandez, 21.

Rescue crews have had to deal with freezing temperatures as well as a sinkhole that blocked access to the rubble.

At least three children were injured in the blast, including a 15-year-old boy listed in critical condition with burns, broken bones and internal injuries. The majority of the remaining injuries are considered minor.

The explosion affected seven buildings and more than 130 people.

Some tenants reportedly complained to the landlord about smelling gas a few weeks ago. The New York Fire Department says they have no reports of leaks in that area in the past month.

Statistics on Gas-related Incidents


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