25 people injured after explosion rocks NYC's Chelsea neighbourhood

At least 25 people sustained non-life-threatening injuries after an explosion rocked New York City's Chelsea neighbourhood Saturday night, the New York City Fire Department said.

Authorities were investigating the cause of the blast which happened around 8:30 pm local time (0030 GMT). There were indications that it occurred inside a dumpster, according to local news channel NY1.

Several people injured by the blast were taken to hospital for treatment, a spokesman for the New York City Police Department said on Twitter.

Subway services in the area were suspended or rerouted due to the incident.

The New York City incident comes after a bomb hidden in a garbage container exploded Saturday in the state of New Jersey along the planned route of a charity run sponsored by the US Marines, causing no injuries.

Last update: Sun, 18/09/2016 - 09:21

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