Gov.: Texas blast search, rescue largely complete

Fertilizer plant explosion in West Texas, Photo Date: April 18, 2013 Photo: Image by KWTX / Lee Ann Ryan

Gov.: Texas blast search, rescue largely complete

CREATED Apr. 19, 2013

Web Producer: Ina Ronquillo

WEST, Texas (AP) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry says search and rescue operations have been largely completed in the small town where a fertilizer plant explosion killed 14 people and injured about 200 others.
   
Flanked by local officials, Perry told a Friday afternoon news conference that all affected buildings in West, Texas, had been cleared with possibly the exception of one burned home.
   
Officials had said earlier that they had searched and cleared 150 buildings by Friday morning and planned to examine another 25 during the day.

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