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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Official toll a mystery, but residents known to be lost

Emergency workers assist an elderly person at a staging area at a local school stadium Wednesday in West, Texas. An explosion Wednesday night at a fertilizer plant near Waco sent flames shooting high into the night sky, leaving the factory a smoldering ruin, causing major damage at nearby buildings and injuring numerous people.