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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP)-- A lawsuit has been filed over a deadly natural gas explosion that destroyed a Kansas City restaurant.

The Kansas City Star (http://bit.ly/YlFNqW ) reports that the suit was filed Friday in Jackson County Circuit Court on behalf of six employees of JJ's restaurant. They were among more a dozen people injured in the Feb. 19 explosion that also killed a restaurant server.

Defendants include Missouri Gas Energy, a utility locating service, Time Warner Cable and its subcontractor, Olathe-based Heartland Midwest. A Missouri Gas Energy official has said that Heartland Midwest reported hitting a natural gas line with an underground borer before the blast.

The suit alleges that gas company employees told people that it was safe to remain in the area, near the upscale Country Club Plaza shopping and entertainment district.

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