Two buildings collapse in New York, one death reported

Posted on Mar 12 2014 - 11:32pm by IBC News

New York, Mar.12: Two buildings collapse in East Harlem, New York have claimed one life, on Wednesday.

Witnesses said that flames and smoke were seen billowing from the street after they heard an explosion which resulted in the collapse of the buildings, and the force of the damage blew out windows in neighboring buildings as well, the New York Times reported.

The police said that two residential buildings – 1644 and 1646 Park Avenue – had collapsed and at least 16 people were injured.

The Fire Department said it received the first report at 9:31 a.m.

and was still working to determine the cause.