Celebrities Tweet and Send Prayers For Victims of East Harlem Explosion
By Maychelle Ornos | March 13, 2014 7:36 PM EST
The East Harlem explosion that occurred in Manhattan causing the death of at least three individuals and left many others missing resulted to several celebrities sharing their tweets and prayers for those affected.
The two buildings that leveled to the ground might possibly cause a rise in the suspected number of deaths as other residents of the two apartments are yet to be rescued by firefighters and police officers.
The Academy Award Nominee Gabourey Sidibe, born and raised in Harlem, shared her thoughts on the tragegy by saying, "The explosion in Harlem is so scary. I grew up in Harlem. My heart goes out to the injured and those who lost their lives."
It was Olivia Wilde and Mariah Carey who were first to tweet their concerns for those who were affected by the blast, according to Wet Paint.
Olivia Wilde tweeted to her followers, "Oh Christ. Just saw news about Harlem explosion. So awful and scary. Hoping everyone is okay." While Mariah shared her thoughts saying "Praying for the safety of everyone in East Harlem. My thoughts are with you."
Bethenny Frankel also gave her words of comfort when she tweeted, "The collapse of those buildings in Harlem is just devastating. My heart goes out to everyone affected."
About two dozen residents were injured and nine residents were still not found, as reported by The Wall Street Journal. Police and firefighters have continued their search until midnight but Mayor Bill de Blaiso felt that some of those who were unaccounted for might not have been present in the building during the blast.
Several residents believed the explosion might have been caused by gas leak which prompted the investigation of the police department. Displaced residents were being cared for by The Red Cross since most of them have lost most their belongings due to the explosion. They are still in need of assistance and prayers, especially those severely wounded in the hospital.
To contact the editor, e-mail:
Most Popular Slideshows
Join the Conversation
- ‘The Young And The Restless’ (Y&R) Nov. 24 – 28 Plus Thanksgiving Special Spoilers: Someone Returns, Kelly Finds Out About Engagement And More [Videos]
- ‘The Walking Dead’ Season 5 Spoilers: Rick Grimes’ Group To Capture Cops In Episode 7 – ‘Crossed’
- ‘The Walking Dead’ Season 5, Episode 7 Spoilers, Air Date: Where To Watch Online, Live Stream ‘Crossed’
- 'Revenge' Season 4 Spoilers: Daniel, Emily In Twisted Friendship; David Clarke Mystery Growing (Review, Updates)
- 'The Mentalist' Season 7, Episode 1 Spoilers: The Ending Begins For Patrick Jane And Teresa Lisbon (Synopsis)
- Russia's New Tactical Nuclear Weapons Program Growing Confident Against the US: Talks of World War III
- Apple and Google Engage in Thermonuclear War, New Google Translate Chat App in the Works
- Chris Algieri’s Battered Face Trends On Social Media
- Home Depot Early Black Friday 2014 Sale Up To Nov. 29, 2014 Includes Special Buys On Appliances Such As Samsung Refrigerators, Whirlpool Electric Ranges And Hoover Vacuum Cleaners
- Highest Paid NBA Players 2014: NBA Stars Who Earn More Than LeBron James
- Walmart Offers the Best 2014 Black Friday Deals on iPhone 6, iPad Ai2 & Other Gadgets – Reports