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Long view shot of explosion/building collapse in Harlem, New York on March 12, 2014
A developing situation in Manhattan:
A building collapsed in East Harlem on Wednesday morning and the authorities said they were responding to reports of people trapped in the rubble, according to fire officials.

Witnesses reported hearing what sounded like an explosion before the building collapsed. Flames and smoke could still be seen billowing from the street, and video from the scene showed broken windows in neighboring buildings.

As usual, early reports contain a lot of uncertainty; according to NY1, the fire department has confirmed 11 minor injuries. Debris on neighboring elevated train tracks has forced the suspension of service into Grand Central Terminal on the Metro-North commuter rail.

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