8 DEAD 2 BUILDINGS DESTROYED

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A huge explosion and a fire destroyed two apartment buildings in upper Manhattan has left seven dead and almost 100 injured, according to public safety officials.

In response to the building collapse that occurred at 116th Street and Park Avenue in Manhattan, the New York City Office of Emergency Management (OEM) has opened a Resident Service Center at the Salvation Army Corps Community Center, located at 175 East 125th Street in Manhattan. Hours of operation for today: 3/13, 12PM-9PM and for tomorrow, 3/14, 8AM-6PM. If you are concerned about the welfare of someone who may have been affected by the collapse and are unable to contact them, please call 3-1-1. From outside of NYC, you may call (212) 639-9675.

The New York City Unified Victim Identification System (UVIS) has been activated in response to the building collapse that occurred earlier today at 116th Street and Park Avenue in Manhattan. If you are concerned about the welfare of someone who may have been affected by the collapse and are unable to contact them, please call 311. From outside of NYC, you may call (212) 639-9675. The American Red Cross has also opened a reception center at P.S. 57, located at 176 East 115 Street in Manhattan.

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