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Explosion in NY

One person died and more than 30 others were injured in a steam pipe explosion near the Grand Central Terminal in New York.

The New York Times presents the news to concentrate on the explosion, explains the scene of the event and how people reacted to the shock. Many were afraid that the event might have been terror related. Explosions of pipes have occurred previously. The worry about this event is that the when the pipes were laid in the 20’s, asbestos may have been used.

The LA Times article about the same event is much shorter, delivers less detailed information about the scene, and focuses more on the people’s perspectives on the possibility of terrorism compared to the asbestos contamination issues.