BBC website readers have been sending in their photos of Wednesday's steampipe explosion in New York. Andy Millard took this photo from his apartment.
Another overview, including the famous Chrysler Building to the right of the plume of steam. Taken from a hotel on 34th Street, looking north. Photo: Richard Hurring.
Looking up from 42nd Street. "The roar and rumbling noise was tremendous." Photo: Elliot Green.
A BBC News website reader sent this photo of crowds watching the incident.
Andrew Hepburn: "There was a thunderous eruption noise, and then a wall of dust. People came running out of the streets covered in debris ...
Initially it was sheer panic, people running in every direction, people shouting about a explosion and some about a bomb. But it didn't take long for the emergency services to arrive ...
You could make out cars that had slewed across the street and been abandoned, and cars up to two blocks away had a film of dust."
A view from street level. Photo: Jigme Tenzing.
Another view from Manhattan's streets. Photo: Rachel Clarke. Photos were sent in to firstname.lastname@example.org. For terms and conditions, see the link in the right-hand panel.