Carmen Tanko, cousin to News 12 cameraman, killed in East Harlem gas explosion

Carmen Tanko lived on the second floor of

Carmen Tanko lived on the second floor of one of the two buildings leveled by the blast. (March 12, 2014 10:37 PM)

One of the victims in the East Harlem explosion is a 67-year-old woman, who is also the cousin of a photographer who works at News 12.

Carmen Tanko lived on the second floor of one of the two buildings leveled by the blast. Her body was discovered a short time later out on Park Avenue at 116th Street. Tanko was thrown from the building.

“Carmen was the icon of the family,” said Angel...

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