February 20, 2013
Officials inspect a burned out JJ’s Restaurant on Wednesday at the Plaza shopping district of Kansas City, Mo. Search crews recovered one body Wednesday, and the city’s mayor said there was no certainty the rubble wasn’t concealing other victims. A natural gas leak turned into an explosion that leveled the building on Tuesday evening.
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A day after a natural gas explosion leveled a popular restaurant, investigators raced to search the rubble and tried to understand how the blast happened despite suspicions that flammable fuel had been leaking, maybe for weeks, somewhere in the busy outdoor shopping area.