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West, Texas
12:45 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

Officials: 12 Dead, 200 Injured In West Explosion

BJ Austin KERA News

Originally published on Fri April 19, 2013 6:14 pm

Update: 1:21 p.m..: Sen. John Cornyn said at a press conference that 60 people are still unaccounted for in the town of West.

"There are a number of confirmed dead but a number who are unaccounted for," he said.

Some headlines circulating now are skipping context, KERA's BJ Austin tells us.  Cornyn's announcement came with the cautionary point that many could be staying with friends and family, and they aren't presumed dead. Authorities still haven't scoured all the hospital lists for names, according to Cornyn.

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