An employee of a subcontractor laying fiber optic cable reportedly hit a 2-inch gas line with an underground boring machine about an hour before an explosion killed one person at a popular restaurant in Kansas City, Missouri.


Authorities do not know what caused the leaking gas to ignite. One body was pulled from the debris at JJ’s restaurant. Officials said Wednesday afternoon they believed there were no more missing people or undiscovered bodies.

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