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Underground Blast In New York (Video)

by | 19th, July 2007

nypipe.jpg A BOMB in New York? Anxiety and panic :

(CBS) NEW YORK What once was the scene of New York City’s hustle and bustle during Wednesday’s rush hour in the Midtown East section of Manhattan has turned into a ghost town after a steam pipe exploded on 41st Street and Lexington Avenue, leaving a giant crater in the middle of the intersection, and surrounding buildings covered in soot, their windows blown out from the impact.

Officials are warning residents to avoid the scene and treat the area as if “there was asbestos in the air.”

Chunks of road, mud, and debris surround a red tow truck that sits all but destroyed in the middle of the crater, said to be anywhere from 50 to 100 feet in diametere, where Mayor Michael Bloomberg says a 24 inch steam pipe built in 1924 burst, perhaps due to cold water from the rain or an unknown water main break.

Nicole Frielich was on the 15th floor of the building where she works at 370 Lexington

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