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Death Toll Rises To Seven In East Harlem Explosion

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NEW YORK, N.Y. - The death toll has risen to seven people following Wednesday's explosion that destroyed two buildings in East Harlem.

Nine people were still unaccounted for hours after the blast, according to several reports. More than 60 people were injured.

No delays have been reported during Thursday morning's commute after Metro-North restored all service to and from Grand Central Terminal following the explosion.

Service had been suspended after the explosion collapsed the buildings right next to Metro-North tracks running above Park Avenue. Limited service was restored to the New Haven and Harlem Lines earlier Wednesday afternoon, and now service has been restored to the Hudson Line as additional tracks have been reopened.

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