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NYC Explosion Leaves One-Third of Spanish Christian Church Homeless

(UPDATED) Tragedy kills seven, destroys two apartment buildings in Spanish Harlem—including church celebrating 80th year.
NYC Explosion Leaves One-Third of Spanish Christian Church Homeless
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A fire department Twitter photo highlighted by A Journey Through NYC Religions

Update (Mar. 14): The church lost five members in the explosion, reports the New York Daily News, as does CBN.


Update (Mar. 13): The explosion has killed seven people, injured more than 70, and left eight missing, reports A Journey Through NYC Religions, which is attending local prayer vigils.

The pastor of the destroyed church, Thomas Perez of Spanish Christian Church, told the New York Daily News, "The building is no longer there but we are still here and we are going to keep on going."


One of two buildings destroyed by an explosion Wednesday [March 12] northeast of Manhattan's Central Park not only housed a longstanding Hispanic evangelical church—it also reportedly housed one-third of the congregation.

So reports The Huffington Post as more details emerge behind the natural gas accident in New York City's East Harlem neighborhood that has killed three people, injured dozens, and left 9 missing, reports The New York Times (NYT) amid ...

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