Blast engulfs Kansas City neighbourhood

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At least 14 people have been injured, some critically, in a gas explosion at a restaurant in Kansas City in the United States.

At least three people are thought to be missing.

The explosion happened at the height of happy hour. There are contradictory reports of how the blast may have been triggered, including one witness who spoke of seeing someone whom he thought had a detonator device.

There has been no comment on this from police.

Dozens of firefighters and first responders tackled the blaze, which appears to have engulfed an entire block.

Utility work is being carried out on gas pipes in the neighbourhood.