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Correction: Guatemala-Building Collapse-Victim story

April 10, 2015

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — In a story April 9 about the repatriation of the remains of a Guatemalan victim in a New York City explosion, The Associated Press erroneously reported the date of the explosion. It occurred on March 26, 2015, not March 23. The story also incorrectly described the blast as a gas explosion, rather than as an apparent gas explosion. The cause remains under investigation.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Body of New York blast victim arrives in Guatemala

Body of victim in New York City explosion that leveled 3 buildings arrives in Guatemala

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The body of an immigrant who worked in a New York City building that collapsed in an apparent gas explosion has been returned to Guatemala.

The body of 26-year-old Moises Ismael Locon Yac arrived at the airport in Guatemala City on Thursday. The foreign ministry said it was turned over to a funeral home that would transport it to Locon’s family.

Locon had been living in New York for seven years and was working in the ground floor restaurant of a building in Manhattan’s East Village when an apparent gas leak caused a huge explosion March 26. The blast leveled three buildings.

Locon was one of two people killed.

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