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Large explosion, fire in East Harlem; at least 16 hurt
« on: March 12, 2014, 11:14:50 AM »

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Re: Large explosion, fire in East Harlem; at least 16 hurt
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2014, 11:24:07 AM »
Two people dead. How horrifying.

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Re: Large explosion, fire in East Harlem; at least 16 hurt
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2014, 11:28:52 AM »
Gas line caused explosion.

One fatality, expecting more.
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Re: Large explosion, fire in East Harlem; at least 16 hurt
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2014, 12:33:34 PM »
I have to believe Obama is already on his way to Harlem to get a "personal update" on the damage - and have a photo op.
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Re: Large explosion, fire in East Harlem; at least 16 hurt
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2014, 12:35:12 PM »
I have to believe Obama is already on his way to Harlem to get a "personal update" on the damage - and have a photo op.

If he does, I hope the Reverend Manning stops him for an interview  :silly:
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Re: Large explosion, fire in East Harlem; at least 16 hurt
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2014, 01:32:39 PM »
There will probably be over 20 deaths from this.

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Re: Large explosion, fire in East Harlem; at least 16 hurt
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2014, 02:06:43 PM »
I have to believe Obama is already on his way to Harlem to get a "personal update" on the damage - and have a photo op.
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NEW YORK -- At least two people were killed and more than a dozen injured Wednesday when a gas leak triggered a "major explosion" that leveled two five-story buildings in East Harlem, according to Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Both fatalities were women. The New York City fire department said more than 20 people were injured, including two with life-threatening injuries.

The FDNY said more than a dozen people were still missing. The mayor, speaking to reporters at the scene, said finding them is a top priority, but cautioned that many may have simply fled to safety.

Raphael Ruiz- Moran stood outside with other onlookers waiting to get what information he could. His uncle and other family members live about half a block from the scene and so far, he got no answer when he tried to call.

The buildings -- now flattened -- house a Spanish Christian Church and a piano repair store at the East Harlem address on Park Avenue between 114th street and 116th Street.

The mayor said the explosion occurred at 9:31 a.m. ET, only minutes before a Con Ed utilities team arrived on the scene to check on reports of a natural gas leak.

"This is a tragedy of the worst kind because there was no indication in time to save people," de Blasio said. "We have lost two people already."

He said there will be a thorough search of the rubble after the 200 firefighters bring the fire under control.

As residents gathered near the scene, white smoke billowed up from the debris in waves and left a chalky taste in the air. ...
Rest of story from USA Today

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Re: Large explosion, fire in East Harlem; at least 16 hurt
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2014, 02:48:58 PM »
Good morning class, and welcome to "Fuel-Air Explosives 101"....

Prayers for the dead....


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Re: Large explosion, fire in East Harlem; at least 16 hurt
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2014, 07:04:21 PM »
3 now reported dead.
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Re: Large explosion, fire in East Harlem; at least 16 hurt
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2014, 07:14:42 PM »
here's the sad thing:  those two now empty lots will probably be worth more than they were when they held two functional buildings

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Re: Large explosion, fire in East Harlem; at least 16 hurt
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2014, 08:21:45 PM »
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Re: Large explosion, fire in East Harlem; at least 16 hurt
« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2014, 08:39:31 AM »
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Re: Large explosion, fire in East Harlem; at least 16 hurt
« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2014, 09:11:25 AM »
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