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A building owner and four others were arrested Thursday on manslaughter, negligent homicide and other charges in connection with a gas explosion last year that killed two people and leveled three Manhattan buildings.A restaurant worker and a diner in the sushi restaurant on the ground level of one of the collapsed buildings were killed in the explosion. Eight months before the explosion, Ioannidis used yellow flexible hosing to provide gas into the building from the restaurant's gas meter -- an unsafe hookup that prompted Consolidated Edison utility inspectors to turn off the gas, officials said.Two years ago, a gas explosion in an East Harlem building killed eight people and injured about 50 .
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