Two people are still unaccounted for following an explosion and fire that leveled a sushi restaurant Thursday in New York City's East Village.
Residents reported hearing and feeling a loud explosion on Second Avenue, which blew out an entire storefront. The fire and subsequent collapse eventually drew 250 firefighters to the scene. (Video via Fox News)
"Preliminary evidence suggests a gas-related explosion; that investigation is ongoing," New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a press conference Thursday. (Video via CNN)
WNBC reports the seven-alarm fire injured 25 people, including four firefighters, but is not yet blamed for any deaths.
The two missing people have been identified as a 23-year-old diner named Nicholas Figueroa and a restaurant employee named Moises Lucon. (Video via WABC)