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Manhattan Building Explosion Update: At Least Two People Have Been Killed, 16 Reported Injured

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UPDATE: The number of fatalities reported from the scene has risen to two

More details are coming in about the building that collapsed in New York this morning…

At least one person has been killed. The FDNY is also reporting 16 other injuries.

Reports are that utility company Con Ed was called about a possible gas leak BEFORE the explosion occurred at the building! Neighbors also say they smelled gas before the blast occurred.

The city block continues to burn and has now become a 5-alarm fire, with 168 firefighters on the scene!

Stay tuned for more details.

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