Searchers scour rubble after gas explosion kills 7 in New York City

NEW YORK (AP) - Searchers at the scene of yesterday's explosion that brought down two New York City apartment buildings have been able to remove a lot of the debris, but it still stands about one and a-half stories tall.

A fire official says rescuers are concerned about the stability of a wall at the back of the property. Construction equipment is being used to haul away the smoldering debris.

Meanwhile, the family of one of the five people still missing says it's holding out hope that he'll be found alive. Jordy Salas was last seen yesterday morning when he returned from his night job at a restaurant.

The explosion, caused by a gas leak, left at least seven people dead and more than 60 injured.

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