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BLAST IN JAMMED N.Y. SUBWAY HURTS AT LEAST 14

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An explosion apparently caused by a bomb rocked a crowded subway train Wednesday in Lower Manhattan, injuring at least 14 people.

The explosion occurred around 1:30 p.m. aboard a southbound No. 4 train just south of the Fulton Street station, subway spokesman Charles Seaton said."People were running, and trampling, and it was mayhem. It was just chaos," a passenger," Bennett Fischthal, told WCBS-TV. He said the train was crowded, with standing room only, and the explosion set off a ball of flame.

"Every indication is that there was an explosive device in the third car," said a spokesman at police headquarters.

"They're looking at a second device at this time - they found a second one," he said.

The site is about a block east of the World Trade Center, target of a terrorist bombing in February 1993 that killed six and injured about 1,000.