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Sure 29 injured, powerful explosion in New York

Sure 29 injured, powerful explosion in New York

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In the Chelsea district of Manhattan, in New York, its Saturday night sure 29 people were injured by an explosion which took place on the street. On 27th Street was a second explosive found; a pressure cooker with wires.

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 because of slight injuries. Most of them were hit by flying debris. At the time of the explosion were a lot of people on the street.

The New York mayor Bill de Blasio stated soon that there is no link to terrorism. However, he says that it is likely going to be “a conscious act”. Yet, nobody is held. “New Yorkers will not allow themselves to be intimidated,” declared The Blasio.

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The explosion took around 20.30 hrs (local time) place on 23rd Street, the door of an institution for the blind. Some car windshields were killed and according to a neighbor was the bang “deafening”. It is unclear what the explosion has caused, but according to several American media exploded a trash can.

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.

The Chelsea district is known for its cultural diversity. It is home to many artists and there are more than two hundred art galleries in the area. There are also in Chelsea many places that mainly focus on homosexuals and lesbians, though this is not directly in the vicinity of the place where the explosion took place.

The explosive that was found on 27th Street, is reminiscent of the explosive that was used for the bombing at the Boston marathon in 2013. Three people died in that attack to life.

Wounded by explosion in New York

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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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”.
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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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