According to the New York Daily News, seven people were hurt when a NYC building partly collapsed due to a powerful explosion.
The New York fire department says at least three of the seven injured are in serious condition.
It appears the explosion was triggered by a gas leak or other related issue, ripping through an apartment on the first floor. The building is located on Pike St. near Henry St.
The fire department was alerted at about 12:45 p.m.