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Dozens injured after huge explosion in New York

Dozens injured after huge explosion in New York

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In the Chelsea district of Manhattan in New York its Saturday night 29 people were injured by an explosion which took place on the street.

The fire department of New York to let you know that no one at this time in danger situation. At least three people were taken to the hospital. Twenty people were examined for minor injuries. At the time of the explosion were a lot of people on the street.

There is no evidence that the explosion has a link with terrorism. That left New York city mayor Bill de Blasio know during a press conference. However, he says that it is likely going to be “a conscious act”. There are no people held.

In the trendy neighborhood of Chelsea on 23rd Street around 20.30 hrs (local time), a loud bang is heard. Some of the car windows by the explosion, jumped. It is unclear what the explosion has caused, but according to several American media is going to have a blast in a trash can. De Blasio argues that it is still too early to determine what the explosion has caused. The research is, according to him, is still in full swing.

The explosion, which according to a resident, “deafening”, took place in front of the door of an institution for the blind, housing, training and other offers support to blind people.

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The emergency services are massively present in Chelsea and have a few streets around the site of the explosion cordoned off. Special units are also investigating a “possible second explosive device” that was found on 27th Street. The police calls to this area to stay.

Authorities are also investigating a staafbom earlier on Saturday, went off in a garbage can in New Jersey during a race. People were not injured, but also there is assumed to be a conscious act. According to De Blasio, however, there is no connection with the explosion in Chelsea.

Wounded by explosion in New York

Firefighters are working around the spot of the explosion.
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The emergency services are massively present in Chelsea and have a few streets around the site of the explosion cordoned off.
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In the Chelsea district of Manhattan in New York its Saturday night dozens of people were injured by an explosion which took place on the street.
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In the trendy neighborhood of Chelsea on 23rd Street around 20.30 hrs (local time), a loud bang is heard. According to several American media is going to have a blast in a trash can
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