Selfie-takers turn East Village explosion site into tourist attraction

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Sunday's cover of the New York Post said what most were thinking when the news broke out that people were taking selfies at the site of the East Village explosion. (Photo: New York Post)

Sunday's cover of the New York Post said what most were thinking when the news broke out that people were taking selfies at the site of the East Village explosion. (Photo: New York Post)

EAST VILLAGE (PIX11) -- Selfie-obsessed millennials have turned the site of the East Village explosion into a tourist attraction, favoring 'likes' and comments on social media over respect for the tragedy that occurred there just days before.

The most infamous photo circulating through the media shows seven smiling young women, one front-and-center holding up a selfie stick, while wild flames and several emergency vehicles serve as a backdrop.

Long-time residents of the neighborhood and social media members alike expressed disgust and outrage over the tasteless actions of insensitive narcissists.

More than 60 firefighters were still on the scene of the explosion Saturday, putting out hot spots and continuing the search for two people still missing after the blast.