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Man has part of his leg 'blown off' in Central Park

The blast ripped off part of his leg.

A YOUNG MAN had part of his leg blown off in an incident in one of New York’s most well-known parks.

The blast occurred in Central Park, with photos from the scene showing a young man in a shirt and shorts receiving treatment from medics.

Journalist Sarah Maslin was one of those on the scene:

The funeral for Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel was taking place nearby.

The young man is believed to have been climbing on rocks when he stepped on something which exploded and caused the injuries to his leg.

The New York Daily Post said that the male, believed to be a teenager, was visiting the area from Washington DC with friends.

An eyewitness told the site that the teen’s leg had been severed below the ankle.

Part of the park was closed off by police after the incident.

Police have not yet confirmed what caused the blast.

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