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Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Jason Reyes, left, and Trooper Noey Fernandez inform reporters Friday that the death toll and the number of destroyed homes during a news conference in West, Texas. The bodies of 12 people have been recovered after an enormous Texas fertilizer plant explosion that demolished surrounding neighborhoods for blocks and left about 200 other people injured, authorities said.

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Buck Uptmor didn’t have to go to West Fertilizer Co. when the fire started.


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