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Before-and-after: New York gas explosion

Published on Mar 13, 2014 5:40 PM

This graphic shows two apartment buildings in New York's East Harlem before and after an explosion caused by a gas leak. -- PHOTOS: Google Maps and Reuters

At least six people were killed and dozens more injured after a gas leak caused a major explosion in Manhattan, resulting in the collapse of two apartment buildings.

Witnesses in the area compared the scene of twisted metal, thick white smoke and rubble to a war zone. Use the slider above to see the dramatic difference before and after the incident.