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Gas blast levels NY buildings, six dead

NOT FOUL PLAY:A gas leak had been reported to the gas company shortly before the blast on Wednesday in East Harlem, one of the city’s poorest communities

AFP, NEW YORK

The couple live across the street from the blast.

Arzuaga’s wife Jay Virgo, also 30, said she was lying in bed when the blast threw her to the floor.

“There was glass everywhere, huge pieces of glass. It just looked crazy,” the woman said.

Con Edison confirmed that a resident reported smelling gas inside the apartment building at 1652 Park Avenue.

“Our crews are checking our gas lines and working to isolate any leaks that they find and they’re working closely with the FDNY to make the area safe,” company spokesman Bob McGee said.

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