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Six dead, many still missing, following NYC building collapse

NEW YORK – The death toll is now six, with several still missing, following a Wednesday morning natural gas explosion that leveled two buildings in Harlem.

As many as 60 people were injured and as of that evening, 10 others were missing as first responders continued to sift through the rubble.

Con Edison first received a call of a natural gas leak at 9:15 a.m. and 15 minutes later the neighborhood was rocked by the blasts that sent clouds of smoke into the air and debris everywhere included onto elevated Metro-North Railroad tracks nearby.

Rubble on the tracks halted trains to and from Grand Central Terminal for the day.  All service into Grand Central has been restored. 

Mayor William deBlasio termed the incident “a tragedy of the worst kind.”