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East Harlem Blast Rescue

Woman Says She Was Abandoned, Then Rescued, During East Harlem Blast

During the East Harlem building explosion this week, cellphone video captured the daring rescue of a 79-year-old woman who said she had been abandoned in a medical van.

03/14/2014

Firefighters on the scene of an explosion and building collapse at East 116th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Video Roundup: Fatal Building Explosion Rocks East Harlem

The explosion was heard as far as 40 blocks away from the scene. Thick black smoke has been billowing out of the explosion site for hours.

03/12/2014

East Harlem Building Explosion Rescue

East Harlem Explosion Leaves Survivors, Rescuers In Shock

Both during and after the explosion that leveled two buildings in East Harlem Wednesday, people were stepping in to help rescue people inside, and take care of the victims afterward.

03/12/2014

Bystanders cover their faces from smoke as they watch the scene of an explosion and building collapse at Park Avenue and East 116th Street in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Acrid, Smoky Air Overwhelms Neighbors After East Harlem Explosion

The scene of the massive explosion in East Harlem Wednesday was a cause for concern as the street filled with dust and smoke.

03/12/2014