Gallery: Before and after photos of East Harlem explosion

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TORONTO – Searchers in New York City continue to look for victims in the rubble of two apartment buildings, following a deadly explosion.

A gas leak triggered the blast Wednesday morning on Park Avenue near 116th Street in East Harlem.

READ MORE: Searchers go through rubble of NY buildings where at least 7 killed in explosion

At least seven people have now been pronounced dead after bodies were pulled from the debris overnight.

More than 60 people were injured.

IN PHOTOS: East Harlem apartment building explosion

The photos below compare what parts of the neighbourhood looked like before and after the explosion using images from Google Street View and The Associated Press.

BEFORE:

A Google Street view before the site of a building explosion on Wednesday March 12, 2014 in New York. A Google Street view before the site of a building explosion on Wednesday March 12, 2014 in New York.

AFTER:

An excavator removes debris from the site of a building explosion, Thursday, March 13, 2014 in New York. Rescuers working amid gusty winds, cold temperatures and billowing smoke pulled four additional bodies Thursday from the rubble of two New York City apartment buildings, raising the death toll to at least seven from a gas leak-triggered explosion that reduced the area to a pile of smashed bricks, splinters and mangled metal. The explosion Wednesday morning in Manhattan's East Harlem injured more than 60 people. An excavator removes debris from the site of a building explosion, Thursday, March 13, 2014 in…

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