One person killed in Manhattan steam explosion

July 19, 2007 03:02

An underground steam pipe explosion tore through a Manhattan street near Grand Central Terminal on Wednesday, spewing a towering geyser of steam and airborne rubble and killing one person as hundreds of people fled in scenes reminscent of the 9/11 panic. New York Police Department spokesman Paul Browne said it was not terrorism-related. Subway service was suspended because of the explosion.

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