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BREAKING NEWS: Huge Explosion Rocks New York city – windows shattered and buildings evacuated

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Firefighters are battling the fire which rocked the East Coast city at 7am in downtown Manhattan.

The blast occured at the intersection of Broadway and East 12th Street – near the landmark bookstore, The Strand.

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Smoke appears to rising from beneath the street.

Windows nearby have been shattered and buildings have been evacuated.

Firefighters are now entering nearby buildings to investigate the cause of the explosion.

Manhattan is shutdown while firefighters investigate the blast
Firefighters say the explosion came from the sewer and three manholes are on fire.

Manhattan is now in deadlock while the FDNY deal with the scene.

It is not clear what has caused the blast – but is believed to have been a gas blast.

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Trucks from the city’s gas provider ConEdison are on the scene.

No one is reported to have been injured.