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At least 10 injured in partial building collapse in Chinatown, NYC


08:17, July 12, 2013

NEW YORK, July 11 (Xinhua) -- At least 10 people were injured, three of them critically, after a building partially collapsed in Manhattan's Chinatown Thursday, according to fire officials.

The victims suffered from burns and smoke inhalation, the officials said.

The accident happened in a beauty salon in the rear of the building, but the cause of the collapse was not immediately clear. Initial reports from the scene suggested it was caused by a gas explosion.

"We had a fire and an explosion on the first floor. We had minimum collapse but heavy fire on the first floor with extension to the second and third floor," Fire official Robert Boyce said.

Four firefighters suffered minor injuries during the rescue, he added.

The building had previous codes violations but it's unclear if they had anything to do with the explosion, according to fire officials.

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