Bronx gas explosion kills one and injures seven as three-story home collapses in flames

A gas explosion in the Bronx caused a three-story home to collapse in flames, killing at least one person and injuring seven more including three police officers.

Police responded to a call about a building fire shortly before 11am on Tuesday in the New York City borough.

An 82-year-old woman caught in the fire was pronounced dead at Lincoln Hospital, according to the New York Police Department. Another victim, 77, is in critical condition and an 86-year-old woman was transported to Lincoln Hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation, NY1 reported.

The fiery collapse occurred just one week after an inferno killed 17 people three miles away in a Bronx apartment.

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