A massive explosion has rocked Manhattan, few blocks away from the UN headquarters. Police and firefighters are at the scene. Initial reports suggest that an underground transformer exploded setting nearby cars on fire.
The incident occurred at the intersection of 50th street and 2nd
Avenue. There have been no immediate reports of casualties.
Loud explosion and what looks to be a car on fire on 50th and 2nd ave. pic.twitter.com/Vr5Jo651Wk— Mina Liu (@minaliu) June 16, 2013