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Debris and rescue equipment are seen at the site of a building explosion in the Harlem section of New York, March 13, 2014. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Eight dead after New York City blast, building collapse

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Search and rescue workers on Friday combed still-smoldering rubble for survivors of a New York City gas explosion that caused two apartment buildings to collapse this week, killing eight people and injuring dozens.

Authorities toiled overnight, parsing a smoking pile of bricks and twisted metal - at one point three stories high - in an effort to find any remaining victims.

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