Building Explodes in Kansas City - FOX13 News, WHBQ FOX 13

Building Explodes in Kansas City

Posted: Updated:

Authorities are investigating how a gas main exploded in Kansas City, MO, causing a building to erupt into a massive fire.

Police say at least seven people are dead with three unaccounted for.

The incident happened in the city's upscale shopping district just after 7 p.m. eastern time

14 people were injured according to an official.

Numerous people were transported to local hospitals for treatment for broken bones and burns sustained in the explosion.

There was said to be a large smell of gas in the area after the explosion. Initial reports said that the gas main explosion was caused by a car accident, but it may have stemmed from an accident involving a utility contractor.

Powered by WorldNow

WHBQ-TV | Fox 13
485 S. Highland St.
Memphis, TN 38111

Main Station: (901) 320-1313
Newsroom: (901) 320-1340

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices