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