Another body pulled from the rubble of New York City explosion
Thu, 13 Mar 2014 12:36:22 GMT —
Another body pulled from the rubble of New York City explosio The body was pulled from the rubble this morning, bringing the death toll up to seven.
An FDNY official says the scene of the deadly explosion that leveled two Manhattan apartment buildings is "very terrible and traumatic."
Spokesman Jim Long says the job of sifting through mounds of debris in search of additional victims is difficult and challenging.
Rescuers at the 116th Street and Park Avenue site worked overnight under generator-powered lights.
Acrid smoke, high winds and cold temperatures Thursday were making the job even more difficult.
Wednesday's gas leak-triggered explosion reduced the area to a pile of smashed bricks, splinters and mangled metAal.
Workers initially were hampered from fully accessing the building space due to a sinkhole caused by a subsurface water main break.