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A Look at the Aftermath of the Devastating East Village Explosion

What the site of the explosion currently looks like right now.

It's only been a few days since the massive explosion that leveled three buildings on Second Ave at Seventh Street, and, for many, triggered a 9/11 level panic. It remains unknown who was responsible for the gas leak and how the fire got started, but it's clear that the results were catastrophic. Here's a look at what this stretch of the East Village looks like currently—the mountains of debris, the grief-stricken residents, and the shuttered restaurants.