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New York: Explosion leaves 29 injured

New York: Explosion leaves 29 injured

India Blooms News Service | | 18 Sep 2016, 09:08 am
New York, Sept 18 (IBNS): At least 29 people were injured in an explosion at Chelsea neighborhood of New York city in the US on Saturday, officials said.

All of them  suffered non-life-threatening injuries, officials said.

The New York Police Department's Counterterrorism Bureau tweeted: "There are now 29 injuries being reported. One may be critical. We remain on the scene. #NYPD #Chelsea #Vigilant"

The Bureau confirmed that there has been no terrorist connection to the incident.

"At this time there is no evidence of a terrorist connection and no specific threat to #NYC #Chelsea We remain on alert," it said.

Security has been increased across New York city following the incident, reports said.

President Obama has been briefed on the explosion, a White House official was quoted as saying by CNN.


Image: NYPD Counterterrorism Twitter page