2 Missing 25 Injured East Village Explosion
Two people are missing in the aftermath of the devastating explosion on Thursday at a building in Manhattan, according to NYPD.
25 people have been reported injured in the explosion in New York’s East Village police sources said. 4 people have been reported in serious life threatening condition.
Nicholas Figueroa, who was at a sushi restaurant during the time of the explosion, is still accounted for, according to the New York police sources.
Nicholas according to family members failed to show up for work at Bowlmor Lanes in Chelsea on Thursday evening.
Another man, an employee at the sushi shop, has also been reported missing as well, according to family.
The explosion devastated East Village around at 3:17 p.m. Thursday, shockingly just an hour after Consolidated Edison inspectors were at the Second Avenue building to look at a newly installed gas meter, utility President Craig Ivey said.
The specific root cause of the explosion according to Mayor Bill de Blasio said the explosion appeared to be “gas-related.”
The fiery explosion rocked the East Village, scattering debris, prompting street closures and hurting some who suffered burns in their airways.
Two buildings collapsed, and at least two neighboring buildings were damaged, officials said.
Red Cross officials said 83 adults and an infant displaced by the explosion and fire had been moved to a nearby school.