Harlem Explosion

Harlem Explosion

Breaking news from CNN on a deadly building collapse in Harlem, New York City.




New York firefighters battle a fire after an explosion in the East Harlem neighborhood earlier today. 

A powerful explosion shook Harlem in New York City on Wednesday morning, collapsing two buildings.

At least two people were killed and 22 more were hurt in the disaster at Park Avenue and East 116th Street, the New York Fire Department said. 

A gas leak was reported by neighbors before the blast – “the only indicator of danger,” New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said. 

Follow the developing story on CNN TV, here on CNN.com and scroll through this blog to see how we reported the events as they happened.
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