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    Posted March 13, 2014 by
    Manhattan, New York
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Explosion in East Harlem

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    ChurchHaley was standing outside his apartment when he heard the explosion in East Harlem yesterday morning. "I just knew I had to get over there to see if people needed help," he said. "It was chaos. The building was just a pile of rubble. I was shocked."

    As of Thursday morning, the death toll from the explosion had climbed to 7.
    - Verybecoming, CNN iReport producer

    March 12, 2014 - 9:35AM
    There was a gas explosion at 116 St & Park Ave, a block away from my apt. Its all over the news. My building wasn't effected but the building is completely destroyed. So far they are listing 3 dead and many more injured.

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