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Blast Rocks K.C. Shopping District

At least 14 people were seriously injured when a car hit a gas main, causing a major explosion at an upscale shopping center in Kansas City, Missouri Tuesday evening. Police say a well-known downtown restaurant set in an upscale shopping district was the site of two blasts during dinnertime. "We're trying to get our arms around it," a spokesman for Missouri Gas Energy told NBC when asked about the cause. Multiple people were transported to the hospital, and witnesses told local news that they could smell natural gas in the area before the explosion.