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Explosion in Texas kills 15, injures more

Posted: Updated: April 18, 2013 07:15 AM

WEST, Tx. (KNOE 8 News) - Authorities are going door-to-door in West, Texas looking for survivors of an explosion that occurred Wednesday afternoon.

A fertilizer plant exploded, sending reverberations across the town, as well as, being felt miles away.

Authorities are still looking for victims, particularly firefighters, and pulling them out of the rubble.

There are 15 confirmed fatalities and at least 160 injured. Right now, the search and rescue effort is still very much under way.

Pope Francis I tweeted asking for Catholics worldwide to pray for the victims in Texas.

This story is still being investigated.

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