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Sixty Remain Missing in West, Texas

Sixty Remain Missing in West, Texas


On Friday, Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman Jason Reyes reported a wide disparity between the number of people known dead in West, Texas, and the number who remain missing. While only twelve deaths were confirmed by Reyes in the fertilizer plant explosion that devastated the small town, at least sixty people are missing according to Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), who told the press, “We still don’t know the extent of their loss.”

Cornyn has visited the site of the explosion, along with Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Rep. Roger Williams (R-TX). Cornyn said that federal government would only be called on as a backstop once need was determined by the town.

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