National & World News

NYC Building Explosion: Con Edison received a call about possible gas leak

Steve Kastenbaum and Eden Pontz, (CNN) — Shortly before Wednesday morning’s blast at a building at in Manhattan, New York utility Con Edison received a call about a possible gas leak from an apartment building next door, a Con Edison official told CNN. A utility truck was dispatched but the explosion happened before it arrived, the official said.

People living in the area of Wednesday morning’s building blast and collapse in Manhattan have told investigators that they could smell gas before the explosion, law enforcement sources told CNN’s Shimon Prokupecz.

VIEW & ADD COMMENTS

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Advertisement

Advertisement