An explosion collapsed two buildings and sent smoke billowing throughout Harlem Wednesday morning.
"Help me!" are two words a high school chemistry teacher never wants to hear a pupil scream during chemistry lab, but those were the desperate pleas of a 16-year-old boy at Beacon School in Manhattan on Thursday.
What caused the Nyack explosion that injured seven people on Tuesday morning? The answer will follow a lengthy investigation into the apparent accident, but it seems that a damaged gas pipeline is the likely culprit. The suspect gas pipe is located beneath a construction site with ongoing excavation, fueling speculation that heavy construction equipment caused the damage.