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(CNN) -- A utility sent a crew to investigate reports of the smell of gas in a commercial area of Kansas City about an hour before an explosion tore through a restaurant, CNN affiliate KCTV reported Tuesday. About 30 minutes before the explosion, gas crews asked residents of a nearby building to evacuate, it said. The utility owns and operates the natural gas distribution line servicing the area.
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