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(NEW YORK) — The second victim of the East Village building explosion last week in New York City has been positively identified, New York City officials said Wednesday.

Using DNA analysis, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner confirmed that Moises Ismael Locon Yac is the second victim of the tragedy. Yac was a restaurant employee who witnesses had said was in the kitchen area at the time of the explosion.

An investigation into the building collapse remains ongoing.

A New York Police Department official had previously identified the other victim as Nicholas Figueroa.

Twenty-two people were injured in the explosion and building collapse.

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