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West Residents Face Death, Destruction After Explosion

Updated: Thursday, April 18 2013, 03:21 PM CDT

Residents and businesses in West are taking stock of what they've lost.  
"One of my cousins was fixing a fence near the plant and was killed," Sharon Rios said this morning.

Her family owns the store 'Treasure on the Tracks' which was damaged in the explosion. Today they are cleaning up broken glass from windows shattered in the blast.

"We just hit the ground and covered our heads," Jean Maler said. "I just retired. Retired to have my house demolished."

West Residents Face Death, Destruction After Explosion

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