A gas line exploded during construction at John F. Kennedy High School in Manhattan, injuring three workers, one critically, reports The New York Times.
BREAKING: The Office of Emergency Management is responding to reports of an explosion at a school in Marble Hill: http://t.co/7CT8lgcx6j
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Workers were draining gas from a main in the school’s science laboratory on the sixth floor, when the explosion occurred, according to NY Times.
The force of the explosion blew out windows on the sixth floor and shook a nearby apartment building, according to officials and witnesses.