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2nd Body Found At Site Of East Village Explosion

Two bodies have been found in the rubble of last week’s East Village building explosion, police said.
The two bodies were discovered about two hours apart from each other Sunday afternoon. Two men went missing Thursday when a blast and fire leveled three apartment buildings on Second Avenue at East Seventh Street.
Emergency workers had been painstakingly looking for signs of the two missing people, scooping
through piles of loose brick, wood and debris with their hands and using dogs to search the debris. Authorities acknowledged the chances of finding either person alive were slim.

An official with knowledge of the operation told The Associated Press that rubble removed from the scene would be taken to a secure location and screened again for human remains.

Twenty-two people were injured in the explosion, officials said.

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