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Authorities in Kansas City, Missouri are using dogs to search for victims, after a massive explosion and fire. More than ...
a dozen people are known injured, two critically, after the explosion destroyed a restaurant. (Feb. 20)
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DURATION: :53-----------------------------------------SHOTLIST:SOURCE - KCTV - COURTESY KCTV5, EMBARGO KANSAS CITYLocation - Date: Kansas City, Missouri / February 19, 20131. Wide, aerial, search crews and dogs in fire aftermath2. Wide, aerial, fire aftermath3. Mid, aerial, entrance to mall area after fire4. SOUNDBITE: Dr. Marc Larsen / Medical Director, St. Luke's on the Plaza (Transcript Below)5. Wide, aeriel, fireVOICE-OVER SCRIPT:TRACK-1AUTHORITIES IN KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI ARE USING DOGS TO SEARCH THE SCENE OF A MASSIVE EXPLOSION AND FIRE FOR ANY POSSIBLE VICTIMS.NO FATALITIES ARE REPORTED AFTER THE MASSIVE FIRE IN AN UPSCALE SHOPPING DISTRICT.AT LEAST 14 INJURED PEOPLE WENT TO SEVERAL HOSPITALS.SOUNDBITE: (KCTV) DR. MARC LARSEN / MEDICAL DIRECTOR, ST. LUKE'S ER ON THE PLAZA "We've received a total of 8 patients from the explosion tonight . Two of them were critical - were reds as we triage them - that are currently being evaluated and are stabilizing as we speak right now."TRACK-2THE BLAST HAPPENED JUST AFTER SIX P-M LOCAL TIME, WHEN THERE ARE TYPICALLY DOZENS OF PEOPLE IN THE AREA'S BAR AND RESTAURANT.THE CAUSE IS UNDER INVESTIGATION.AT LEAST ONE CITY OFFICIAL SAY AN ACCIDENT INVOLVING A UTILITY CONTRACTOR MAY BE TO BLAME.THE AREA HAD A STRONG SMELL OF GAS LONG AFTER THE EXPLOSION.THERE WERE ALSO SIGNS OF UTILITY WORK BEING DONE.SANDY KOZEL, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.-----------------