Death toll rising in New York blast

NEW YORK (AP) - A seventh person has been confirmed killed by an explosion that flattened two New York City apartment buildings.

Fire Department spokesman Danny Glover said Thursday morning that a seventh body had been found in the rubble. Three bodies were found Wednesday and three more overnight.

A gas leak triggered the explosion yesterday morning on Park Avenue and 116th Street in East Harlem, also injuring more than 60 people.

People had complained of gas odors in the weeks before the blast.

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