NYC on Edge After Powerful Explosion in Harlem Kills 3

Rescue teams rushing to try and find survivors in the rubble as investigators look for clues.
3:00 | 03/12/14

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Next, we take you to a smoldering scene right here in New York today. A city still haunted by the sights and sounds of 9/11. And this city heard a powerful explosion once again. Tonight, rescue teams still working to find survivors in the rubble. And ABC's Ryan smith is there. Reporter: At least a half a dozen still missing, after an explosion leveled two apartment buildings in Manhattan's east Harlem neighborhood. Family members distraught, as they desperately search for loved ones. At 9:30 A.M., residents say they felt a large blast. Then, saw thick smoke and flames. I just -- I didn't -- I went in slow-motion. And I just got out of there. That was it. Reporter: Just 15 minutes earlier, a call to a utility company. Complaining of gas-like odors. Crews were on their way. The walls started coming down. I didn't know what else to do. Just run for my life. Reporter: More than 250 firefighters working to contain the blaze. The blast, leaving at least two dead and dozens injured. Tonight, many residents without a home and wondering what will happen next. A as you can see over my shoulder, fire trucks still on the scene, as well as heavy equipment trucks cleaning up debris. Running cadaver dogs, as well. As for families and residents displaced from the two collapsed buildings, home seems like a long way away. Diane? Thank you so much, Ryan. Next, we head out west to

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