Tragedy of the worst kind hits NYC!!
A massive explosion followed at a pair of apartment buildings in upper Manhattan (on Park Avenue near 116th Street in East Harlem) on Wednesday has left two people dead and at least 22 injured.
According to the FDNY two of the injured are hospitalized with life-threatening injuries, according to FDNY. Five others are in serious condition, but with non-life threatening injuries, the fire department said. Fifteen others suffered minor injuries.
Currently rescuers are combing through bricks by hand in an effort to locate other possible victims. More than a dozen people are reportedly unaccounted for.
“There are a number of people missing,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a news conference. “I emphasize that those who are missing could well be safe in another location and just not contacted yet or reachable yet.”
Let’s all say a prayer for those people who are directly effected by this.