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Disaster: 60-70 Dead in West, Texas Fertilizer Plant Blast

walls1 Wrote: Apr 18, 2013 8:59 AM
Prayers for the dead, and many thanks to the first responders.

According to EMS Director Dr. George Smith. More from KWTX:

West EMS Director Dr. George Smith says as many as 60 or 70 people died and at least 100 were injured Wednesday night in a fertilizer plant explosion in West.

A rescuer earlier said he knew of five deaths.

West Mayor Tommy Muska said at a news conference however, that he doesn't yet know how many people were hurt or killed in the blast explosion, but said four or five firefighters are unaccounted for.

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