NEW YORK (March 15, 2014) Emergency workers were still removing debris Saturday from the site of a deadly explosion that leveled two New York City apartment buildings and killed eight people.
Construction machinery was being used to remove debris from the site Saturday morning.
Workers were expected to reach the basement level, clearing the way for investigators to search for clues that might reveal what caused the blast.
A few blocks away, underneath the Metro-North railroad tracks, several wrecked vehicles were still covered in bricks and debris.
Officials say truckloads of scattered material will be sifted for any traces of human remains that might not have been found at the site.
The rescue operation continues in case someone may still be buried beneath the rubble.