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Smoke poured from the site of an explosion and building collapse in East Harlem on Wednesday afternoon.
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New York Mayor Bill de Blasio addressed the press at the site of an explosion and building collapse where at least three people were killed.
The blast happened after a neighbor in the area reported smelling natural gas.
A sign warned of delays at Grand Central Station.
New York City firefighters examined the rubble after a deadly building collapse in Harlem.
Alecia Thomas (left) was comforted by her friend, Shivon Dollar, after the collapse.
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Smoke filled the air after the explosion and collapse.
‘‘There are a number of missing individuals,” New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a press conference.
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Bystanders covered their faces as smoke filled the area.
Firefighters battled a fire after a building collapse in New York.
The site is near Metro-North commuter railroad tracks, off the northeastern tip of Central Park.
Firefighters and police were on the scene where a group of buildings were damaged.
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Heavy smoke poured from the debris as the New York Fire Department responded to a 5-alarm fire and building collapse.
The New York City Fire Department was searching for anyone trapped in the debris, officials said.
Reports of an explosion were heard before the collapse.
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