Con Ed Pays Nearly 90 Victims Following East Harlem Explosion

Con Edison has made compensation payments to nearly 90 survivors and residents displaced by the deadly explosion last week in East Harlem.

The payments came a day after federal investigators found a leak in the gas main near one of the two apartment buildings that were leveled, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Eight people were killed and more than 60 people were injured. The cause of the blast has not been determined.

Con Ed spokesman Robert McGee says the company made 87 payments to people who were injured or lost their homes. He declined to provide the average amount paid for each victim.

He says the payments were made after "one-on-one" meetings with the victims.

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