Injured patients recovering from KC blast

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Four people injured in a deadly natural gas explosion that destroyed a Kansas City restaurant continue recovering at a Kansas hospital.

The University of Kansas has the area’s only adult burn center. Hospital spokesman Dennis McCulloch says one person remained hospitalized Monday in critical condition. Two others were in fair condition and one in good condition.

Several other people were treated and released at other hospitals after the blast and fire leveled JJ’s restaurant on the Country Club Plaza last Tuesday night. The explosion killed one person.

A Missouri Gas Energy official says a subcontractor working for a cable company hit a natural gas line with an underground borer more than an hour before the explosion.

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