Friday, March 14, 2014

East Harlem Gas Explosion

East Harlem Gas Explosion
tags: Timeline 2014Explosions ,apartment explosion,natural gas, mass casualty, large explosion

casualties: 93 8 dead, 5 missing, 70 injured, loss: 2 buildings destroyed
March 12, 2014 East Harlem Gas Explosion At 9:31 a.m. an explosion occurred in East Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, just north of the intersection of 116th Street and Park Avenue, leveling two buildings located at 1644 and 1646 Park Avenue, killing at least eight people and injuring at least 70 others. At least five other people remain missing. City officials said a gas leak caused the blast. In April a gas blast leveled 2 blocks in North Bend, Washington.

But what/who caused the leak?

Seems like an accidental Oklahoma City bombing



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