Witnesses describe Harlem blast
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Witnesses on Harlem explosion

Two women have died after a gas leak sparked an explosion which levelled two buildings and sent smoke billowing into the sky in East Harlem, New York City, authorities say.

Scores of others were injured in the incident and a dozen were missing.

The BBC spoke to neighbours and other witnesses nearby about what they saw and the buildings' history.

  • 12 Mar 2014
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