Firefighters at the scene of an explosion in New York
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Two dead as New York City buildings collapse after gas blast

12 March 2014 Last updated at 22:47 GMT

Two women have died after a gas leak sparked an explosion which levelled two buildings in East Harlem, New York City.

More than 60 others have been injured in the incident, which sent smoke billowing into the city sky.

Around 250 firefighters tackled the blaze at the scene near 116th Street and Park Avenue.

Nick Bryant reports from New York.