Family Searched for 1 of 3 NYC Gas Blast Victims

Updated: 03/12/2014 10:54 PM
Created: 03/12/2014 9:11 AM

One of three people confirmed killed in a gas explosion that flattened two New York City buildings has been identified as a dental hygienist and cousin of a television news cameraman.
A police spokeswoman identifies the victim as 67-year-old Carmen Tanco.
Tanco's cousin News 12 cameraman Angel Vargas says when she didn't show up for work Wednesday his family started a frantic search.
Another victim who died was Hunter College security officer Griselde Camacho. The identity of the third hasn't been disclosed.
A gas leak is being blamed for the explosion, which injured more than 60 people. Nine people are unaccounted for.
The East Harlem explosion shattered windows a block away, cast a plume of smoke over the skyline and sent people running into the streets.

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Firefighters respond to an explosion that leveled two apartment buildings in the East Harlem neighborhood of New York on Wednesday.
Photo: AP/John Minchillo

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