Huge gas explosion in New York causes multiple injuries
Published 27/09/2016 | 13:39
A gas explosion in New York City has left at least eight people injured - according to local reports.
The incident reportedly happened in The Bronx area of the city.
NBC is reporting that Firefighters got a call about a possible gas leak at the home on West 234th Street near Tibbett Avenue in Kingsbridge shortly before 6:30 am (local time).
About an hour later, there was a report of a possible explosion.
The New York Post is reporting that emergency workers found what appeared to be a "homemade drug laboratory" in the home.
The patients were taken to local hospitals. The Fire Department of New York (FDNY) did not immediately have information on their conditions.
A neighbour told the newspaper.
“It was a big explosion, big explosion,” Jay Soto, 57, told The Post. “Everyone came out and asked, ‘What was that?’ I could see that it was serious. There are many ambulances and firetrucks. I saw black smoke.”