Explosion in New York leaves 29 injured

Explosion in New York leaves 29 injured

At least 29 people have been injured in an explosion outside a home for the blind in New York. A second device – said to be a pressure cooker attached to wiring and a mobile phone – was also found in the Chelsea section of Manhattan and taken away, officials have confirmed.

Mayor Bill de Blasio has said authorities believe the explosion was an “intentional act” but is not linked to terrorism. The explosion in a busy neighbourhood happened at about 8.30pm New York time on Saturday (1.30am Sunday UK time) on West 23rd Street, leaving one person seriously hurt. Read more

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