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First Hand Account Of Deadly Explosion In East Harlem

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March 12, 2014 AT 8:42 AM
Shortly before 9:30 a.m. Wednesday an explosion rocked the East Harlem block between 116th street and 117th street on Park Avenue. The explosion could be felt blocks away, spraying debris and shattering the windows of buildings in the near vicinity.Aisha Watts, who lives in the apartment building next door to where the blast appeared to originate from said,“I came out and the walls started coming down. I ran to try to open the door but it was locked. I was so scared I didn’t know what to do. I said to myself ‘I’m not going to die here.’”