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Explosion in New York City: 29 injured from apparent pressure cooker bomb29 people were injured in an explosion that occurred near a nightclub in the Chelsea neighborhood in New York City. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said: “There is no evidence at this point of a terror connection.”
At least 29 people were injured last night (Saturday) in an explosion in the Chelsea neighborhood in New York City. Most of the wounded were rushed to the hospital with minor injuries. Only one victim was critically injured. It is believed that the explosion was caused by a pressure cooker bomb.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio arrived at the scene and held a press conference after he received the latest updates from the rescue teams. According to de Blasio, this does not appear to be a terror attack but there is a possibility that this explosion was intentional: “There is no evidence at this point of a terror connection.”
The Israeli Consulate in New York, which is in contact with the authorities in Manhattan, stated that there were no Israelis injured in the explosion. Meanwhile, the New York Police Department continues to search the scene in order to be sure that there are no more explosive devices in the area.
When the reports of an explosion were called in, many firefighters and police officers rushed to the scene in order to rescue the victims. Eye-witnesses said that at least 3 victims were evacuated from the scene in ambulances.
In light of the explosion, police officers closed off the access to 23rd street and 6th avenue, where the explosion occurred.
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