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Texas town picking up the pieces

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WEST, Tx. (KNOE 8 News) - The mayor of West, Texas says 35 people, including 10 first responders died in the fertilizer plant explosion Wednesday night.

Wednesday night's massive explosion left more than 160 people injured.  A nursing home in the blast zone collapsed. 

Officials say 50 to 60 homes in a five-block radius were damaged.  Among the dead are a number of first responders.

Texas Governor Rick Perry declared Mclennan County a disaster Thursday.  Officials are still working to determine just what caused the deadly explosion.

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