One Killed In New York Drug Lab Blast

At least one firefighter has been killed, following an explosion at a drug lab, in the Bronx region of New York.

An explosion at a suspected drug lab inside a New York home has killed at least one firefighter, authorities say.

Fire crews were called to the two-storey house in the Bronx to attend to a gas leak shortly after 06:20 local time (10:20 GMT).

Mayor Bill de Blasio named the victim as Battalion Chief Michael Fahey, a 17-year veteran of the fire service.

Fire authorities had said they discovered a suspected drug lab shortly before the large explosion occurred.

The cause of the blast is not yet known.

Of the six people injured, four were police officers.

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