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In this photo provided by the NYPD Special Ops, smoke rises from the scene of a large fire and a partial building collapse in the East Village neighborhood of New York on Thursday, March 26, 2015. Orange flames and black smoke are billowing from the facade and roof of the building near several New York University buildings. (AP Photo/NYPD Special Ops)
In this photo provided by the NYPD Special Ops, smoke rises from the scene of a large fire and a partial building collapse in the East Village neighborhood of New York on Thursday, March 26, 2015. Orange flames and black smoke are billowing from the facade and roof of the building near several New York University buildings. (AP Photo/NYPD Special Ops)

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Powerful images of the NYC building collapse

A building collapsed in a heavy traveled section of New York's East Village. The cause is under investigation.

Powerful images of the NYC building collapse

A building collapsed in a heavy traveled section of New York's East Village. The cause is under investigation.