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Apparent gas blast in NYC causes building collapse, injures 8

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By John Bailey By John Bailey

(CBS News) -- Emergency responders are at the scene of a fire and partial building collapse in Chinatown, CBS New York reports.

The cause of the collapse isn’t immediately clear, although initial reports from the scene suggested it was caused by an apparent gas explosion.

Authorities said the call came in around 12:40 p.m. The FDNY tweeted that the fire was under control as of 1:45 p.m.

The incident took place at 17 Pike Street near East Broadway.

At least eight people have been injured, according to EMS.

Three people were listed in critical condition, EMS told WCBS 880.

Firefighters could be seen pulling a man from the building into the bucket of a raised rescue tower ladder. The man did not appear to be conscious.

 

The first floor of the 5-story building is a commercial space. The floors above are apartments.

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