KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A contractor doing underground work struck a natural gas line outside of JJ's Restaurant on the Country Club Plaza, according to Missouri Gas Energy.
In a statement released late Tuesday night, MGE said the investigation into what caused the explosion and fire that leveled the restaurant is still under investigation.
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MGE workers were able to turn off the flow of gas in the area around 8 p.m.
At least 14 people were injured in the explosion, including one MGE worker and a JJ's employee. Three people are still unaccounted for.
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Cadaver dogs were sent to the scene Tuesday night.
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