Manhattan fire involving Korean-owned restaurant injures 19, two missing

March 27, 2015
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Lower Manhattan in New York suffered an explosion Thursday which brought down three buildings — including a Korean-owned restaurant — and injured 19 people.

According to the Fire Department, the blast may have been caused by a gas leak inside Sushi Park, owned and operated by a Mr. Kim, at 3:20 p.m.

The fire started by the explosion spread to the buildings next to it, leveling them.

Nineteen people were injured, some of them critically, and two are missing as of Friday.