7 Dead, 20 Hurt In NYC Explosion & Building Collapse

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(New York, NY) At least seven people are dead and 17 people have been hurt after a large explosion in the Harlem area of New York City Wednesday.

A total of two apartment buildings collapsed near 116th St. and Park Avenue.

Con Edison confirms they were called about the smell of gas shortly before the explosion, “The call came in at 9:13 from a resident who reported smelling gas inside the apartment, but the resident indicated the odor may have been coming from outside the building,” Con Ed spokesman Sydney Alvarez told 1010 WINS.

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