The Great Manhattan Steam Pipe Explosion '07S

Here's the tally from yesterday's big bang: One dead, thirty injured (two severely). We're not sure what it says about where we're at when a statement from the mayor like this one is viewed as comforting ("There is no reason to believe this is anything other than a failure of our infrastructure") but there you have it. Oh, also, it may have rained asbestos all over midtown. Happy Thursday!

Steam Blast Jolts Midtown, Killing One [NYT] [Image: Jimmy]