New York building collapses after explosion

12 March 2014

The New York City fire department is responding to a reported explosion in the neighboured of East Harlem.

A spokesperson for the department said it is responding to a report of a possible building collapse on East 114th Street and Park Avenue in East Harlem.

WABC, a local ABC station, reported that residents heard a large explosion in an apartment building on Wednesday morning.

PHOTO from explosion + building collapse in East Harlem (photo by amotherlife) pic.twitter.com/4Rp52DSTP3— Michael Skolnik (MichaelSkolnik) March 12, 2014

RIGHT NOW: Live video feed of explosion/collapsed building in Harlem, NYC. http://t.co/Dm3qwgsj5N pic.twitter.com/6TpdPKFgtz— Jim Roberts (nycjim) March 12, 2014

East Harlem ~ #MetroNorth #Breaking #Fire pic.twitter.com/BuOzOsMROJ— Dan Scavino Jr. (DanScavino) March 12, 2014

The extent of possible injuries is not yet known, although on social media there have been initial reports of 11 people

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