Explosion Levels Two East Harlem Buildings, Killing 8 and Injuring 50 [Updated]


An explosion caused the collapse of two East Harlem buildings on 116th Street and Park Avenue this morning, killing eight people and injuring 50 others. As of March 1 at 1 p.m., one person was still missing, the New York Post reported.

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito said at a press conference: “There are people unaccounted for, and that is of concern,” according to a tweet from Yoav Gonen, City Hall bureau chief at the Post.