Breaking: Reports of Massive Explosion and building collapse in Manhattan.
Explosion levelled 2 buildings and killed 7 people in Harlem NYC more than 70+ injured and people still missing this morning.
Two New York City apartment buildings collapsed on Wednesday in an explosion apparently caused by a gas leak, killing three women, injuring at least 36 people and setting off a search for more victims feared trapped in the rubble, officials said.
The blast, which scattered debris across nearby rooftops, brought down the adjacent five-story buildings, with a total of 15 apartments, at about 9:30 a.m. (1330 GMT) on a largely residential Upper Manhattan block at East 116th Street and Park Avenue.
Clouds of thick smoke billowed from the rubble of the apartment houses that had sat above a ground-level church and a piano store in a largely Latino working-class neighborhood. Officials declined to give a number of people still missing.