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Restaurant employee believed killed in blast

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Posted: Feb 21, 2013 7:08 AM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: kansas city, restaurant, explosion, fire

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It was a beloved fixture on Kansas City's culinary scene for more than 27 years. A legendary wine list, well-reviewed food, hospitable staff and intimate setting made JJ's a smart choice for everything from popping a cork on a rare varietal to popping the question.

But Tuesday's deadly blast reduced the Country Club Plaza landmark to scorched rubble and apparently killed an employee.

The blast occurred after a construction crew apparently struck a natural gas line.

Fifteen people also were injured. The dead person has not been formally identified, but a woman says she's confident based on information from authorities that it was her daughter, Megan Cramer, a 46-year-old server at JJ's.

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