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2 Missing After Explosion, Fire Level NYC Restaurant

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2 Missing After Explosion, Fire Level NYC Restaurant
A seven-alarm fire injured 25 people in New York's East Village on Thursday. Two people are still reported missing.
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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)