By Eartha Watts Hicks
Sad day in Harlem. Gas explosion on 116th Street near Park Avenue, leveling 2 five-story buildings. Many injured. Two female confirmed fatalities so far.
Listen to: Listen to Harlem resident Mariam on HW Podcast Radio Radio give her first hand account of her experience during the explosion.
A Harlem resident who lives down the block and was at the bakery near there when it happened. She is fine.
The injured are being sent to Harlem Hospital. The incident occurred shortly after 9:30 am today, moments after Con Ed arrived to investigate a natural gas leak. This as per News 4. Firefighters have been there putting out the subsequent fire by over 200 fireman at scene.
There seems to be a cloud of irritating smoke now throughout Harlem..
One trauma patient sent to Harlem Hospital. This occurred shortly after 9:30, moments after Con Ed arrived to investigate a natural gas leak.
Police and other emergency responders. Metro North service suspended. There is cloud of irritating smoke now through Harlem. A respiratory vehicle is at the scene.
Building’s 1644 (6 families) and 1646 (9 families) units at 116th Street near Park Avenue.
Editor’s Note: More updates too come as we receive them.