A plume of vapour rises near the site of a steam pipe explosion on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan on Thursday. Buildings were evacuated while multiple streets were closed within the area. Photo: Getty Images via AFP

Asbestos-laden steam pipe explodes in New York City; 28 buildings evacuated

The pipe contained the cancer-causing substance, but city officials said there was no major public health threat

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A plume of vapour rises near the site of a steam pipe explosion on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan on Thursday. Buildings were evacuated while multiple streets were closed within the area. Photo: Getty Images via AFP
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