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Con Ed pays victims of East Harlem explosion

Credit: Getty Images Con Edison has made compensation payments to 87 victims who were injured or lost their homes in the March 12 blast in East Harlem. Credit: Getty Images

Con Edison has paid nearly 90 survivors and displaced residents of last week's explosion in East Harlem.

The Wall Street Journal reported that Con Ed was making the compensation payments one day after the National Transportation Safety Board found a gas leak adjacent to 1646 Park Ave., one of two buildings that collapsed after the March 12 blast.

Eight people died and more than 60 others were injured. The cause of the explosion has not been determined.

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Con Ed Spokesman Robert McGee said that 87 victims who were injured or lost their homes received payments after "one-on-one" meetings with the company. He did not provide the average amount paid to the victims.

 
 
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