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NYC buildings explosion kills three, others missing

New York City firefighters examine the rubble at an apparent building explosion fire and collapse in the Harlem section of New York, March 12, 2014. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

New York City firefighters examine the rubble at an apparent building explosion fire and collapse in the Harlem section of New York, March 12, 2014. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

New York City firefighters examine the rubble at an apparent building explosion fire and collapse in the Harlem section of New York, March 12, 2014. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
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New York City firefighters examine the rubble at an apparent building explosion fire and collapse in the Harlem section of New York, March 12, 2014. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

New York City firefighters examine the rubble at an apparent building explosion fire and collapse in the Harlem section of New York, March 12, 2014. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

New York City firefighters examine the rubble at an apparent building explosion fire and collapse in the Harlem section of New York, March 12, 2014. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
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New York City firefighters examine the rubble at an apparent building explosion fire and collapse in the Harlem section of New York, March 12, 2014. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

New York City firefighters examine the rubble at an apparent building explosion fire and collapse in the Harlem section of New York, March 12, 2014. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

New York City firefighters examine the rubble at an apparent building explosion fire and collapse in the Harlem section of New York, March 12, 2014. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
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Police and fire fighting personnel walk to the scene of where two buildings collapsed after an apparent explosion and fire in the East Harlem section of New York City, March 12, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Police and fire fighting personnel walk to the scene of where two buildings collapsed after an apparent explosion and fire in the East Harlem section of New York City, March 12, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Police and fire fighting personnel walk to the scene of where two buildings collapsed after an apparent explosion and fire in the East Harlem section of New York City, March 12, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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Firefighters try to extinguish a fire at the site of a building collapse in Harlem, New York, March 12, 2014. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Firefighters try to extinguish a fire at the site of a building collapse in Harlem, New York, March 12, 2014. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Firefighters try to extinguish a fire at the site of a building collapse in Harlem, New York, March 12, 2014. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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A victim is evacuated by emergency personal near an apparent building explosion fire and collapse in the Harlem section of New York City, March 12, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A victim is evacuated by emergency personal near an apparent building explosion fire and collapse in the Harlem section of New York City, March 12, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A victim is evacuated by emergency personal near an apparent building explosion fire and collapse in the Harlem section of New York City, March 12, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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Smoke fills East 116th street near an apparent building explosion fire and collapse in the Harlem section of New York City, March 12, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Smoke fills East 116th street near an apparent building explosion fire and collapse in the Harlem section of New York City, March 12, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Smoke fills East 116th street near an apparent building explosion fire and collapse in the Harlem section of New York City, March 12, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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A victim is evacuated by emergency personal near an apparent building explosion fire and collapse in the Harlem section of New York City, March 12, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A victim is evacuated by emergency personal near an apparent building explosion fire and collapse in the Harlem section of New York City, March 12, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A victim is evacuated by emergency personal near an apparent building explosion fire and collapse in the Harlem section of New York City, March 12, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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Fire fighters on East 116th street pour water on an apparent building explosion fire and collapse in the Harlem section of New York City, March 12, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Fire fighters on East 116th street pour water on an apparent building explosion fire and collapse in the Harlem section of New York City, March 12, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Fire fighters on East 116th street pour water on an apparent building explosion fire and collapse in the Harlem section of New York City, March 12, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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Firefighters go through debris and rubble at the site of a building collapse and fire in Harlem, New York, March 12, 2014. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Firefighters go through debris and rubble at the site of a building collapse and fire in Harlem, New York, March 12, 2014. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Firefighters go through debris and rubble at the site of a building collapse and fire in Harlem, New York, March 12, 2014. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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Fire fighter pulls hoses on East 116th street near an apparent building explosion fire and collapse in the Harlem section of New York City, March 12, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Fire fighter pulls hoses on East 116th street near an apparent building explosion fire and collapse in the Harlem section of New York City, March 12, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Fire fighter pulls hoses on East 116th street near an apparent building explosion fire and collapse in the Harlem section of New York City, March 12, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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Emergency workers and firefighters use a gurney to transport an injured victim from the site of a building collapse and fire in Harlem, New York, March 12, 2014. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Emergency workers and firefighters use a gurney to transport an injured victim from the site of a building collapse and fire in Harlem, New York, March 12, 2014. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Emergency workers and firefighters use a gurney to transport an injured victim from the site of a building collapse and fire in Harlem, New York, March 12, 2014. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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A man carries a child wrapped in a blanket on East 116th street away from an apparent building explosion fire and collapse in the Harlem section of New York City, March 12, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A man carries a child wrapped in a blanket on East 116th street away from an apparent building explosion fire and collapse in the Harlem section of New York City, March 12, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A man carries a child wrapped in a blanket on East 116th street away from an apparent building explosion fire and collapse in the Harlem section of New York City, March 12, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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Residents watch from the side lines of a building collapse in Harlem, New York, March 12, 2014. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Residents watch from the side lines of a building collapse in Harlem, New York, March 12, 2014. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Residents watch from the side lines of a building collapse in Harlem, New York, March 12, 2014. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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Smoke fills East 116th street near an apparent building explosion fire and collapse in the Harlem section of New York City, March 12, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Smoke fills East 116th street near an apparent building explosion fire and collapse in the Harlem section of New York City, March 12, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Smoke fills East 116th street near an apparent building explosion fire and collapse in the Harlem section of New York City, March 12, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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A victim is evacuated by emergency personal near an apparent building explosion fire and collapse in the Harlem section of New York City, March 12, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A victim is evacuated by emergency personal near an apparent building explosion fire and collapse in the Harlem section of New York City, March 12, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A victim is evacuated by emergency personal near an apparent building explosion fire and collapse in the Harlem section of New York City, March 12, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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A firefighter stands in smoke filled East 116th street near an apparent building explosion fire and collapse in the Harlem section of New York City, March 12, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A firefighter stands in smoke filled East 116th street near an apparent building explosion fire and collapse in the Harlem section of New York City, March 12, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A firefighter stands in smoke filled East 116th street near an apparent building explosion fire and collapse in the Harlem section of New York City, March 12, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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Firefighters in a bucket ladder on Park Avenue pour water on an apparent building explosion and collapse in the East Harlem section of New York City, March 12, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Firefighters in a bucket ladder on Park Avenue pour water on an apparent building explosion and collapse in the East Harlem section of New York City, March 12, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Firefighters in a bucket ladder on Park Avenue pour water on an apparent building explosion and collapse in the East Harlem section of New York City, March 12, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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A camera drone flown by Brian Wilson flies near the scene where two buildings were destroyed in an explosion, in the East Harlem section in New York City, March 12, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A camera drone flown by Brian Wilson flies near the scene where two buildings were destroyed in an explosion, in the East Harlem section in New York City, March 12, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A camera drone flown by Brian Wilson flies near the scene where two buildings were destroyed in an explosion, in the East Harlem section in New York City, March 12, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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A camera drone flown by Brian Wilson flies near the scene where two buildings were destroyed in an explosion, in the East Harlem section in New York City, March 12, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A camera drone flown by Brian Wilson flies near the scene where two buildings were destroyed in an explosion, in the East Harlem section in New York City, March 12, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A camera drone flown by Brian Wilson flies near the scene where two buildings were destroyed in an explosion, in the East Harlem section in New York City, March 12, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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