After a massive explosion led to the collapse of two buildings in East Harlem, NYC, the rescue team worked all night and found several more dead bodies raising the death toll to seven. More than 60 people suffered personal injury and were treated in nearby hospitals. A 15 year old boy as well as another victim are in critical condition. Residents of adjacent buildings were evacuated and were not able to return home yesterday night.
A giant sinkhole developed in front of the site limiting the use of heavy machinery by the rescuers. According to the investigators the sinkhole was caused by a water main break that may also have played a role in rupturing a gas line. But so far investigators were unable to determine whether the water main broke before or after the explosion.
Click on picture to see what was inside of the two collapsed buildings
Read more in the New York Times