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Owner Of Building Destroyed By Gas Explosion Actually Went Out Of Her Way To Avoid Using Gas

By Saki Knafo

A gas leak almost certainly played a role in the explosion that flattened two buildings in Manhattan on Wednesday morning, killing at least seven people and injuring many more. City officials have said as much, and local residents told reporters on Wednesday that they smelled gas in the area well before the blast.

So it’s darkly ironic that the owner of one of the buildings destroyed in the explosion had actually shunned gas for an alternative energy source — a far less combustible one.

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Source: Huffington Post Green