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Video shows NYPD cops rescue a woman from under debris in a Bronx apartment after a massive explosion

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A video shows police officers responding to the scene of an explosion in a Bronx apartment rescue a woman trapped in debris.

A massive explosion tore through a Bronx apartment near Intervale Avenue in Longwood around 11 a.m. leaving at least 9 people injured and one killed.

Authorities say the cause of the explosion is a gas leak.

About 200 firefighter were involved in battling the flames caused by the blast.

The video emerged on social video shows a group of NYPD officers arrive at the scene and enter the building to find an elderly woman buried under the debris after a part of the living complex collapsed.

A resident can be heard in the video prompting the cops where to find the victim.

“Under the couch! Under the couch!” the man screams before an officer pushes him away to get inside the room filled with debris.

Several cops then heroically rush into the apartment to find the victim alive under the overturned couch. They removed it before carrying the crying woman out of the building.

NYPD posted a bodycam video from the scene on social media.

“She was stuck under wood. It was wood over her legs and everything. So it was just her upper body was out, and she was there like this,” a neighbor named Nelly told DeAngelis.

The woman’s condition in unknown.

“We actually pulled the gate. Two people got in, and they picked her up and brought her out,” Nelly said.

Two other women also suffered in the explosion, one of them fatally. They were inside the unit when it exploded. The badly injured women are ages 82 and 68, according to the NYPD. 77-year-old Martha Dagbasta was killed in the explosion, police said.

Five cops were reportedly hospitalized with smoke inhalation. They were listed in stable condition, authorities said. 

 

Author: Usa Really