Update: New York Officials Confirm 8th Body Pulled Explosion Site

Published 03/13 2014 04:21PM

Updated 03/13 2014 06:14PM

UPDATE (6:12 p.m.): New York officials confirm an eighth body has been pulled from the rubble at the site of the Harlem building explosion.

New York's mayor says crews are still searching and hope to find more survivors in the Harlem building explosion.

The death toll now stands at seven, but city officials expect that number to rise. At least 40 people have been reported injured, and several people are still unaccounted for.

Crews are continuing to search through the rubble. Search efforts were hampered Wednesday night by a sinkhole. It kept crews from getting to some of the wreckage in front of one of the collapse buildings.

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