East Village Gas Explosion

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On Thursday, March 26, a gas explosion at 121 Second Avenue led to a seven-alarm fire that left two dead and 19 injured. Both 121 and 123 Second Avenue collapsed during the blaze, and 119 was brought down after it had partially collapsed. Torn down with the buildings were Cooper favorites Sushi Park, Sam’s Deli, and Pommes Frites. Benefits and shelters have offered to help the displaced residents of the buildings.

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