BREAKING: Multiple casualties as bomb goes off in New York City


At least 29 people have been injured in an explosion in New York City, officials say.

The injuries are not life-threatening but one is serious. The cause of the blast is unclear but Mayor Bill de Blasio said it was “intentional”.

Witnesses described a “deafening” blast in the Chelsea district around 21:00 (01:00 GMT on Sunday).

It came just hours after a pipe bomb exploded in a bin in a New Jersey town, shortly before a charity race there.

Witnesses said people ran in all directions following the “incredibly loud” blast on Saturday night in New York.

Chelsea, one of the most fashionable districts of Manhattan, has bars and restaurants that are crowded in the weekend.

September 18th, 2016 by