ON THE HUNT: ‘Several Missing’ After Fire in NYC

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After three buildings went up in flames yesterday evening in NYC, a few people have not been found. Hopefully their lives were not claimed by that fire.

At least two people are thought to be missing after an explosion sent flames tearing through a Manhattan building.

The blast, the result of faulty utility work, caused three buildings to collapse on Thursday, injuring 19 people, four critically.

Fire fighters and medical staff have been working through the night.

The city mayor’s office and the New York Police Department say two people are missing, but note that the situation is fluid.

Earlier, NYPD officials told the BBC that as many as six people were missing. They say that they are investigating all leads, and the number may rise.

Officials said early indications are that the explosion was caused by shoddy plumbing and gas work inside one of the buildings.

Read more: BBC News

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