Rescue workers found more victims Thursday from the massive explosion that collapsed two buildings in East Harlem a day earlier, bringing the total of known dead to seven, with five people still missing and dozens injured.
The New York Times reported rescue workers sifted through rubble throughout a freezing night to locate the victims. The task was complicated by a large sinkhole that formed in front of the buildings, limiting the use of heavy machinery, the Times reported.
The explosion razed two five-story buildings to collapse at about 9:30 a.m. The explosion shattered nearby windows and sent smoke billowing into the sky. It could be felt up to a mile away.