Chinatown partial building collapse

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A building in Manhattan's Chinatown partially collapsed and sustained fire damage July 11, 2013, after a possible explosion at the site, officials said.

New York City firefighters remove debris at the
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New York City firefighters remove debris at the back of a five-story building in Chinatown after a possible gas explosion inside led to a fire and a partial collapse, injuring a dozen people, including four firefighters. (July 11, 2013)

Firefighters gather at the scene of a possible
(Credit: Getty Images)

Firefighters gather at the scene of a possible gas explosion and fire that partially collapsed a building in Manhattan's Chinatown neighborhood. (July 11, 2013)

Water sprays outside through a window as firefighters
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Water sprays outside through a window as firefighters throw out debris inside a building in Manhattan's Chinatown after a possible gas explosion and fire that partially collapsed the building. (July 11, 2013)

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Firefighters gather at the scene of a possible
(Credit: Getty Images)

Firefighters gather at the scene of a possible gas explosion and fire that partially collapsed a building in Manhattan's Chinatown neighborhood. (July 11, 2013)

Firefighters gather at the scene of a possible
(Credit: Getty Images)

Firefighters gather at the scene of a possible gas explosion and fire that partially collapsed a building in Manhattan's Chinatown neighborhood. (July 11, 2013)

Firefighters gather at the scene of a possible
(Credit: Getty Images)

Firefighters gather at the scene of a possible gas explosion and fire that partially collapsed a building in Manhattan's Chinatown neighborhood. (July 11, 2013)

Firefighters and police gather at the scene of
(Credit: Getty Images)

Firefighters and police gather at the scene of a possible gas explosion and fire that partially collapsed a building in Manhattan's Chinatown neighborhood. (July 11, 2013)

The scene after a possible gas explosion and
(Credit: Anthony Lanzilote)

The scene after a possible gas explosion and fire that partially collapsed a building in Manhattan's Chinatown neighborhood. (July 11, 2013)

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First responders on the scene after a building
(Credit: Anthony Lanzilote)

First responders on the scene after a building in Manhattan's Chinatown partially collapsed and sustained fire damage after a possible gas explosion. (July 11, 2013)

The scene after a building in Manhattan's Chinatown
(Credit: Anthony Lanzilote)

The scene after a building in Manhattan's Chinatown partially collapsed and sustained fire damage after a possible gas explosion. (July 11, 2013)

Firefighters on the scene after a building in
(Credit: Anthony Lanzilote)

Firefighters on the scene after a building in Manhattan's Chinatown partially collapsed and sustained fire damage after a possible gas explosion. (July 11, 2013)

The scene after a building in Manhattan's Chinatown
(Credit: Anthony Lanzilote)

The scene after a building in Manhattan's Chinatown partially collapsed and sustained fire damage after a possible gas explosion. (July 11, 2013)

The scene after a building in Manhattan's Chinatown
(Credit: Anthony Lanzilote)

The scene after a building in Manhattan's Chinatown partially collapsed and sustained fire damage after a possible gas explosion. (July 11, 2013)

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