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Obama honors those killed at Texas fertilizer plant explosion

President Barack Obama on Thursday eulogized 12 firefighters who were among 14 people killed in a massive blast at a fertilizer plant in a small Texas town, during a week of tragedy in America. Obama told mourners of those killed in the town of close-knit town of West that they…

Death toll in Texas fertilizer plant explosion rises to 14

The tiny Texas town of West continues to struggle to come to terms with the Wednesday fire and explosion at a local fertilizer plant. According to the Associated Press, recovery workers have now pulled 14 bodies from the wreckage, ten of whom were first responders who had rushed to the…

Volunteer firefighting force decimated in Texas fertilizer plant explosion

Firefighters conduct a search and rescue operation at an apartment building destroyed by a huge explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, on Thursday. The blast killed as many as 15 people and injured more than 160, including three firefighters, officials said overnight…  …

60-70 dead and hundreds injured in fertilizer plant explosion near Waco, Texas: local media

Update: Officials now estimate 5-15 dead in West, Texas fertilizer depot blast Some 60 to 70 people were killed and hundreds were injured by an explosion at a fertilizer plant outside Waco, Texas, local media reported, citing the local emergency manager. The report could not be immediately verified by AFP,…

WATCH LIVE: Huge explosion at fertilizer plant rocks Texas town

Some 60 to 70 people were killed and hundreds were injured by an explosion at a fertilizer plant outside Waco, Texas, local media reported, citing the local emergency manager. The report could not be immediately verified by AFP, but KWTX television cited West Emergency Management Services Director George Smith as…

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