Two New York City apartment buildings on a largely residential Upper Manhattan block at East 116th Street and Park Avenue collapsed in a massive explosion on Wednesday at about 9:30 a.m. (1330 GMT).
At least three people were killed and at least sixty others were injured, while more than a dozen people are reportedly missing in the incident.
Officials feared more victims are trapped in the rubble and they are searching for them.
Reuters reported that there were a total of 15 apartments in the five-story buildings.
Gas leak is believed to be the caused of explosion.
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