Photos: Massive explosion collapses buildings in NYC

Photos: Massive explosion collapses buildings in NYC

Credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images

An injured man (L) is assisted by NYFD emrgency medical services personell near the scene of an explosion and building collapse at Park Avenue and East 116th Street March 12, 2014 in the Harlem section of New York. A residential building exploded and collapsed on Wednesday, sparking a serious fire and engulfing the area in thick smoke, officials said. Local TV stations reported that several people had sustained minor injuries in the incident at 116th Street and Park Avenue. TV footage showed debris strewn across the street. 'It was an explosion and a building collapsed,' a spokesman for New York Police Department told AFP, giving no further details. One person has been confirmed dead. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA

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by Stephanie Baumer / KMOV.com Staff

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Posted on March 12, 2014 at 10:40 AM

Updated Thursday, Mar 13 at 7:18 PM

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