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Official: 14 hurt in Kansas
City gas blast, fire

Associated Press, by Maria Sudekum

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 2/19/2013 11:07:14 PM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A gas explosion that sparked a massive, block-engulfing blaze in an upscale Kansas City shopping district injured 14 people, a city official said Tuesday evening, adding it is believed that an accident by a utility contractor may have caused the blast. City Manager Troy Schulte said he did not know of anyone being reported missing and had not heard of any fatalities. Earlier Kansas City police had said the blast was caused by a car crashing into a gas main just after 6 p.m. Fire officials said

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Penney, 2/19/2013 11:47:54 PM     (No. 9185979)

The fire was tremendous as it engulfed JJ´s on the west side of the Plaza, some taken to a nearby hospital and others walking there themselves. It is still smoking. Dogs have been brought in. -Lots of local TV coverage. ...Should be more info later.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 2/20/2013 12:08:09 AM     (No. 9185990)

I know that area well from several business trips there - - it´s amazing that there are (hopefully) no fatalities, especially given the time of the explosion.

What I wonder is, how could a car crash into a gas main - - aren´t they supposed to be protected by concrete-filled steel posts?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Spidey, 2/20/2013 3:48:55 AM     (No. 9186062)

This was an act of domestic terrorism and the driver should be a proud recipient of a drone strike.

Then again with the coming war on asteroids maybe we can´t afford to waste a missile.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Mai Bad, 2/20/2013 7:00:29 AM     (No. 9186195)

Yo..yo..Make mine Med-Rare!!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Trigger2, 2/20/2013 7:28:43 AM     (No. 9186250)

Was that utility worker a muzzie? Enquiring minds want to know.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: GhostofChesterton, 2/20/2013 12:04:39 PM     (No. 9186832)

Nice. Keep it classy #4. They just found the body of one of the employees.

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