Final Death Toll of West Fertilizer Explosion
On Tuesday, April 23rd, Local Waco television station, KVVX, reported that officials believe they have discovered all the fatally injured victims of the West Fertilizer explosion. In a news conference, Mayor Pro Tem Steve Vanek was quoted saying "No more victims. Everything is searched."
The death toll now stands at 15. Until yesterday, it had been reported that 14 people had lost their lives. In addition, at least 200 people were injured as a result of the massive explosion.
Although many of the deceased have not yet been publicly identified, it is known that the majority of them were first responders. Authorities are still in the process of identifying the victims.
Investigators remain busy as they continue to study the disaster and the fire that preceded it. The Dallas Morning News reported that investigators have eliminated natural causes as the initial spark for the fire.
Furthermore, it has been determined that the explosion left a crater 93 feet wide and 10 feet deep.
On the Saturday some residents of West were able to return to their homes on Saturday, many of which have been left severely damaged. After initially evacuating their homes for safety, residents were unable to return sooner due to ongoing investigations at the scene.
On Thursday, April 24th, President Obama will attend a memorial service for the explosion's victims that is being held at Baylor University. The president has declared the West, Texas site a federal disaster area.
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