A sixth person has been confirmed dead following an explosion that flattened two buildings in New York City.
A gas leak triggered the blast yesterday morning on Park Avenue in East Harlem, which also led to more than 60 injured people. It shattered windows a block away, rained debris onto railroad tracks close by and sent people running into the streets.
Rescue crews started searching the debris after the fire was put out and emergency services confirmed the death toll had risen to six people in total, with several still missing.
The two destroyed buildings, 1644 and 1646 Park Avenue, were both said to be five-storey brick apartment buildings.
The fiery blast erupted at around 9.30am local time after a neighbouring resident reported smelling gas.