An explosion this morning at a former Mobil gas station in Chelsea left at least two people seriously injured, NY 1 reports.
The blast occurred under the High Line at 450 West 15th Street and 10th Avenue as workers were removing old gas tanks.
Many people in the neighbourhood who responded on Twitter describe hearing a loud bang and seeing black smoke coming from the construction site.
At least two nearby offices were also evacuated.
Evacuation at milk studios due to a gas station explosion instagr.am/p/LVgjijCqJI/
— Cory Lonas (@GalacticPanel) June 1, 2012
Evacuating the block on 14th after the explosion twitter.com/stewartshining…
— stewart shining (@stewartshining) June 1, 2012
explosion at the highline on W 14th St.shook our office building.smoke coming from the old gas station.
— Devin Wheeler (@Devinswheeler) June 1, 2012
— Sarah De Heer (@SarahDeHeer) June 1, 2012
This is a developing story.
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