Three people died and at least 40 were seriously injured on Friday (24 January) when an explosion ripped through a private luncheon club in the Wall Street financial district in New York.
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(SEQ 4): MAN: "We were very close to the doorway, that's the only reason we got out. And it was just very sudden and the lights went out. We just try to get out and come around to help people out the windows here. It's a horrible experience, really."
REPORTER: "What went through your mind?"
MEN: "Well, I first wanted to get out and now I want to help people out because I knew some people were pretty bad."
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Background: Three people died and at least 40 were seriously injured on Friday (24 January) when an explosion ripped through a private luncheon club in the Wall Street financial district in New York.
Fire Commissioner John O'Hagen said preliminary investigations showed that the blast at the Anglers Club was caused by explosives.
The explosions seriously damaged many surrounding building including Fraunces Tavern where George Washington gave a historic farewell address to his troops in 1783.
A Puerto Rican independence group has claimed responsibility for the explosion.
This film includes an interview with an eye-witness by TVN reporter Andy MacMillan. A transcript is given below:-