#AceBreakingNews – NEW YORK CITY:March.29: A body was found Sunday in the rubble of one of the New York City buildings that collapsed after massive fire Thursday, local media are reporting, citing police sources.
The body had not immediately been identified. At least one person remains missing and 22 people were injured in the collapse.
A blast had been blamed on a gas leak, but the investigation was continuing. Two buildings were destroyed and two others severely damaged two others in Manhattan’s East Village, city authorities said.
Four people were hospitalized in critical condition, fire officials said. The injury count also included four firefighters and one paramedic or emergency medical technician, they said.
Using cranes, rakes, face masks and hard hats, officials have been slowly sifting through debris.