Country Club Plaza Explosion Results In 14 Injuries


Kansas City, MO – A gas explosion near 48th and Belleview caused a fire at JJ’s on the Plaza 6:00 this evening. The explosion is believed to be caused by a contractor who struck a gas line earlier in the day, but reports from police are conflicting. The blast is reported to have been felt over five blocks away. So far, five injured have been taken to St. Luke’s Hospital and another five taken to KU Medical Center.

The fire is currently under control as firefighters search through debris for three unaccounted employees of JJ’s restaurant.

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