Seventh person dead in New York building explosion, fire -police

by Reuters
Thursday, 13 March 2014 12:18 GMT

March 13 (Reuters) - The death toll from an explosion that collapsed two New York apartment buildings rose to seven on Thursday, and the number injured is "close to 60," police spokesman Detective Marc Nell said.

He said the seventh victim of Wednesday's blast was pulled from the buildings' rubble, adding that no one had died at a hospital.

(Reporting by Ian Simpson; Editing by Scott Malone)

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