Terrorist Attack? Buildings Collapse After Explosion in New York

Date: 27-03-2015 10:27 am (6 years ago) | Author: Giwa bayo
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Inspectors from New York's gas utility were at a building in Manhattan's East Village on Thursday a little more than an hour before a fiery blast injured at least 19 people, at least four critically, leveled the structure and a neighboring one, officials said. The explosion appeared to be "gas-related," Mayor Bill de Blasio said, adding there were no reports of gas leaks beforehand. The cause is under investigation. Consolidated Edison inspectors were at the Second Avenue building "evaluating the meter installation for a new service ... to the building," utility President Craig Ivey told reporters. There was a second gas service in operation at the same building. The installation of the new meter "did not pass our inspection at that time, so it meant it wasn't ready for gas to be introduced," Ivey said. Con Edison said in a statement that a survey Wednesday of gas mains on the block found no leaks. Inspectors were at the building at 2 p.m. Thursday.

The blast occurred at 3:17 p.m. De Blasio said investigators were talking with the Con Edison employees who inspected the work of private contractors at the building. The name of the contractor was not provided. "We are not going to speculate on details until we have a full report," the mayor said. "We have to put those pieces together." The powerful explosion rocked a heavily traveled section the East Village in late afternoon, injuring some people with burns in their airways, scattering debris and forcing the closure of streets. No one was believed to be trapped in the two collapsed buildings, officials said. At least two other neighboring buildings were damaged -- one in danger of collapse.Images from the scene showed the first two floors of a five-story, red-brick building collapsed onto each other. That building and a neighboring one soon were leveled by the intense fire.

Posted: at 27-03-2015 10:27 AM (6 years ago) | Hero
- NwosuKC at 27-03-2015 10:37 AM (6 years ago)
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even New york!!
Posted: at 27-03-2015 10:37 AM (6 years ago) | Newbie
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- echeeche at 27-03-2015 11:12 AM (6 years ago)
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Collasal damage
Posted: at 27-03-2015 11:12 AM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- Ritabrenice at 27-03-2015 11:22 AM (6 years ago)
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I been think say na for only naija...
Posted: at 27-03-2015 11:22 AM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- akhaifo at 27-03-2015 11:46 AM (6 years ago)
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This kind of shit happens everywhere
Posted: at 27-03-2015 11:46 AM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- EmekaBlue at 27-03-2015 01:13 PM (6 years ago)
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HOW many oyibo die inside?
Posted: at 27-03-2015 01:13 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- crocatum at 27-03-2015 03:18 PM (6 years ago)
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It might not be terrorist, might just be a faulty meter installation.
Posted: at 27-03-2015 03:18 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- crocatum at 27-03-2015 03:29 PM (6 years ago)
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Apart from complex connections to gas, the simple one we keep at home must have intergrity to prevent harm to lives, we can check the intergrity by inspecting regularly.
Posted: at 27-03-2015 03:29 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- beneno at 27-03-2015 11:43 PM (6 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 27-03-2015 11:43 PM (6 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- JennyK95 at 28-03-2015 05:59 AM (6 years ago)
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Hmmm
Posted: at 28-03-2015 05:59 AM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- elchymo at 21-08-2015 04:38 PM (5 years ago)
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Chai. RIP
Posted: at 21-08-2015 04:38 PM (5 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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fire TRENDING GISTS fire

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