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Building collapse in NYC

A New York City Firefighter climbs on top of the remains of building that collapsed after explosion on Park Ave. and 116th Street in New York on Wednesday March 12, 2014. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

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The blast shook the East Harlem neighborhood on Wednesday March 12, shortly after a resident complained to the Con Edison utility about a gas odor. Since then, authorities have parsed the smoking pile of bricks and twisted metal that at one point was three stories high in an effort to find any remaining victims.

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), which reviews natural gas-related accidents, said in an afternoon news conference that it would be overseeing pressure tests and interviewing people involved in the response through the weekend and into next week.

Con Edison has made compensation payments to nearly 90 survivors and residents displaced by the fatal explosion last week in New York City. (AP)

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