UPDATE: TWO DEAD, 17 INJURED
A mysterious explosion in East Harlem caused a residential building to collapse.
The FDNY confirms that a building at East 116th Street and Park Avenue has at least partially tumbled to the ground.
Photos from the scene indicate that the air is filled with smoke.
The FDNY tells us that several patients are being treated at the scene, but that the extent of injuries is still unknown. The Daily News reports that the fire initially began around 9:31 a.m. in the Absolute Piano store, located on the building's ground floor.
Huge explosion at east harlem. A building just completely exploded. pic.twitter.com/0sBuG5U0d0— Adnan Islam (@orangeadnan) March 12, 2014
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