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Official: 2 found dead in rubble believed to be missing men

Authorities: 2 bodies found in rubble believe to be 2 men missing since NYC explosion
Meghan Barr, The Associated Press

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Two bodies were found Sunday amid rubble from the Manhattan apartment building collapse three days earlier and authorities said everyone was accounted for since the apparent gas explosion that caused a massive fire and altogether levelled three buildings and damaged a fourth.

Painstaking search continues after NYC blast, but hope dims

Painstaking search for missing 2 continues after NYC blast, but hope of their survival is dim
Jennifer Peltz, The Associated Press

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Searching with hands and dogs through scoops of rubble from three apartment buildings levelled in an apparent gas explosion, emergency workers painstakingly looked for signs of two missing people Saturday, though authorities acknowledged the chances were slim.

Meanwhile, investigators worked to piece together exactly what caused the blast that injured 22 people in Manhattan's East Village.

Officials estimated it could take a week of 24-hour-a-day work to sift through the heap of loose brick, wood and debris.

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