International

‘Huge Explosion’ Rocks New York City, Injures 25

‘Huge Explosion’ Rocks New York City, Injures 25

160917215158-02-chelsea-explosion-overlay-tease-1
Source: CNN

An explosion described by eye-witnesses as “huge” and “deafening” struck New York City’s Chelsea district, injuring at least 25 people.

According to a police source speaking to CNN, preliminary investigations indicate that the explosion was caused by an improvised explosive device (IED) placed either inside a rubbish bin or just next to it. However, the police source stressed that investigations are still in their early stages.

Source: BBC
Source: BBC

Meanwhile, authorities have ruled out a gas explosion as the cause of the blast. A photograph was shared by New York police of a rubbish bin that was damaged, reportedly due to the suspected bomb being inside it.

New York City’s fire department says that none of the injuries are life threatening, with all the victims expected to recover.

FBI and Homeland security are currently on the scene and there is no further information available.

Egypt Defeats Brazil in Thrilling Sitting Volleyball Match to Win Bronze
French Investigators Claim to Have Found Traces of Explosive Material on EgyptAir Flight MS804

Subscribe to our newsletter


International

More in International

The Reformed Arab Savage: On Becky Anderson’s Racism and Mo Salah’s Hypocrisy

Niveen GhoneimAugust 23, 2019

Mohamed Salah Stands by Controversial Amr Warda Comments in New CNN Interview

Egyptian StreetsAugust 20, 2019

Saudi Arabia Allows Women to Travel Without Male Guardian’s Approval

Egyptian StreetsAugust 3, 2019

Janet Jackson, 50 Cent Replace Minaj at Jeddah Festival

Egyptian StreetsJuly 19, 2019

Nicki No More, Minaj Cancels Saudi Performance

Egyptian StreetsJuly 10, 2019

Christie’s Tutankhamun Head Fetches £4.7m Despite Egypt Officials’ Outrage

Egyptian StreetsJuly 5, 2019

Nicki Minaj to Perform at Jeddah Music Festival

Egyptian StreetsJuly 3, 2019

West African Nations Choose New Single Currency ‘ECO’

Egyptian StreetsJuly 1, 2019
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2017 Egyptian Streets. All Rights Reserved.