Over 200 Pre-Suit Claims From Fatal Blast

NEW YORK (AP) -

New York City could face more than 200 lawsuits over a Harlem gas explosion that leveled two buildings and killed eight people earlier this year.

City Comptroller Scott Stringer’s office says it’s gotten 205 notices of claim stemming from the March 12 gas blast. The notices are first steps toward suing the city, though some claims are settled before lawsuits are filed.

They range from wrongful death to proper cases damage.