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: 1:17-----------------------------------------SHOTLIST:SOURCE - KCTV - COURTESY KCTV5, EMBARGO KANSAS CITYLocation - Date: Kansas City, Missouri / February 19, 20131. Wide, aerial, search crews and dogs in fire aftermath2. SOUNDBITE: Fire Chief Paul Berardi / Kansas City Fire Department 3. Wide, aerial, fire aftermath4. Mid, aerial, entrance to mall area after fire5. SOUNDBITE: Dr. Marc Larsen / Medical Director, St. Luke's on the Plaza (Transcript Below)6. 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.SOUNDBITE: Fire Chief Paul Berardi / Kansas City Fire Department ' T hey are working on about three or four feet of debris, and while we do believe that the dogs can find people at that level, they haven't indicated that they've found anybody, and that it's just extremely hard, time consuming to dig down that far. So, we're going to bring in some heavy equipment early in the morning.'TRACK-2NO 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-3THE 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.-----------------------------------