2 missing after explosion & fire in Manhattan’s trendy East Village
Two people are missing as firefighters work to put out pockets of fire at four buildings in Manhattan’s East Village. A gas explosion in one of them ‒ where inspectors found faulty work ‒ injured 19 and caused three buildings to collapse.
Nicholas Figueroa was at the sushi restaurant on the first floor of 121 Second Avenue when the explosion ripped through the building, and he remains unaccounted for, his family told the New York Times. The co-worker he was with was treated for injuries at Bellevue Hospital, her relatives told the Figueroa family.