Two people are dead, 20 are hurt and others are missing after two buildings collapsed following an apparent explosion that rattled upper Manhattan and shattered windows with a blast that could be felt blocks away, sources say.
The two five-story buildings at the northwest corner of 116th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem collapsed around 9:30 a.m., sources tell NBC 4 New York. FDNY says 16 to 20 people are injured, and two people have been killed.
Smoke billowed into Central Park and could be seen from miles away in midtown, and New Yorkers said they felt rumbles as far away as 150th Street. Closer to the collapse, groceries were knocked from store shelves and debris floated through the air.
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