East Village Explosion: Two Bodies Found [Breaking]

Two bodies have been recovered in the ongoing investigation of an explosion in Manhattan’s East Village, according to a Business Insider report.

The East Village explosion, which has been the source of ongoing coverage (as has been covered this week in the Inquisitr), is suspected to have been caused by an illegal gas line tap during renovations. The explosion left 19 injured and two missing, destroying a sushi restaurant and causing severe fires in four nearby buildings. Emergency services have been working overtime to clear up in the aftermath. In the long run, three buildings were destroyed.
Now, the emergency responders say that they have found two bodies in the rubble, although they have yet to identify them. Jennifer Feldman of CNN has noted on Twitter that the NYPD has informed CNN directly.

Speculation is that the bodies belong to the two people reported missing in the aftermath of the blast, 26-year-old Moises Lucon, a worker at the restaurant, and 23-year-old Nicholas Figueroa, who had been at the restaurant on a date. Members of Mr. Figueroa’s family had previously been on the scene of the East Village explosion distributing missing-person flyers, said a report by the New York Times.

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