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NY house explodes killing 1

April 24, 2009 7:44:33 PM PDT
Police say they've recovered a body from the wreckage of a New York City house that exploded. The two-story home blew up Friday in a thunderous blast that destroyed the building, injuring at least six people and hurling debris and flames into the air.

It's unknown what caused the explosion, but a gas leak is suspected.

The victim's identity hasn't been released. But firefighters had been trying to account for a woman who lives in the home and was reported missing.

A resident of a neighboring house that caught fire, a utility company worker and four firefighters are being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

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