Latest on the Texas fertilizer plant explosion

Latest on the Texas fertilizer plant explosion

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by NBC News

WCNC.com

Posted on April 21, 2013 at 2:14 PM

(NBC News) While the death toll from a horrific fertilizer plant explosion was raised to 14 Friday, after two additional bodies were found, investigators later said that the number of people who were still missing had been overblown.

Earlier Friday, Sen. John Cornyn said 60 people were still unaccounted for after one the worst American industrial accidents in recent years. But officials later said that the list of missing people that had been provided was "confusing."

A huge blast rocked a small Texas town causing an unknown number of deaths and destroying nearby homes.

Mayor Tommy Muska said there are "a lot of displaced people," so the list is misleading. Most -- if not all of those missing -- have been found, officials said, adding that they still do not have an accurate count of those who are still missing.

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