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One person was killed and at least 8 people were injured on Saturday afternoon after a supposed gas explosion caused a building to collapse in Borough Park, Brooklyn.

Gawker reports that more than 160 firefighters remained “at the scene after crews responded to 4206 13th Avenue, in Borough Park, just after 1pm.” Fire commissioner Daniel A. Nigro told the press that investigators believe the explosion happened on the second floor, where a tenant was installing a stove connected to the building’s gas line.

The victim, who was a woman in her 60s, was near the stairs when the explosion happened and was killed. Officials say she was the only person believed to be in the building at that moment.

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SOURCE: Gawker, NY Times | PHOTO/VIDEO CREDIT: Getty, News, Inc. 


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