Thursday 8 December 2016

Huge gas explosion in New York causes multiple injuries

Published 27/09/2016 | 13:39

Scene of explosion in New York
Scene of explosion in New York

A gas explosion in New York City has left at least eight people injured - according to local reports.

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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.”

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