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Severed underground gas pipe led to fatal Kansas City explosion

Publié par Clifford Armion le 21/02/2013

Kevin Murphy

KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Reuters) - A blast and fire that flattened a Kansas City restaurant, killing a young woman and injuring 15 others, apparently erupted an hour after a contractor installing cable nearby severed a natural gas line and caused a leak, officials said on Wednesday.
The eatery, JJ's restaurant, in the upscale Country Club Plaza district of shops, restaurants and hotels considered a Kansas City landmark, was engulfed by flames at dinnertime on Tuesday after an explosion thought to have originated inside the restaurant.
Several patrons and employees were inside the restaurant and wine bar at the time of the blast, which blew out some windows in adjacent buildings. The remains of a woman were pulled from the rubble on Wednesday.
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"Severed underground gas pipe led to fatal Kansas City explosion", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), février 2013. Consulté le 15/05/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/severed-underground-gas-pipe-led-to-fatal-kansas-city-explosion