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NYC buildings explosion kills at least two people

Officials say at least two people were killed and at least 22 injured after a pair of New York buildings collapsed. The two five-story buildings, with a total of 15 apartments on a residential block in Upper Manhattan, were brought down by an explosion. It's believed to be caused by a gas leak around 9:30am. New York Mayor Mayor Bill de Blasio: (SOUNDBITE) (English) BILL DE BLASIO, NEW YORK CITY MAYOR, SAYING: "The impact affected buildings around the two that were destroyed, very heavy impact on the surrounding buildings. A heavy fire has ensued as well." Officials say there was no advance warning of a gas leak. …Except for a call made to Con Edison, complaining of a gas leak, about 15 minutes before the explosion. (SOUNDBITE) (English) BILL DE BLASIO, NEW YORK CITY MAYOR, SAYING: "This is a tragedy of the worse kind, because there was no indication in time to save people. We know we've lost two people already." Officials won

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