NEW YORK — A gas leak triggered a thunderous explosion that flattened two East Harlem apartment buildings Wednesday, killing at least two people, injuring more than 20 and leaving more than a dozen others missing. One tenant said residents had complained repeatedly in recent weeks about …
Rescue workers struggle to dig out Supreme Cleaners co-owner Harris Salonic, who told officials before he died that he was in the fur vault when he flipped a light switch that threw a spark and ignited the blast.
A rifle grenade fired by a soldier at left explodes at an already shattered and pock marked window at the Federal Prison on Alcatraz Island where rioting prisoners are cornered after killing two guards and wounding 15, May 3, 1946. (AP Photo/Jack Rice)
A gaping hole caused by an explosion in an underground garage at New York's World Trade Center reveals various levels of parking beneath the twin towers complex, March 8, 1993. New steel beams were added over the weekend to help shore up the center's shaken foundation. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)