Destruction in the city of West appears to be even greater than officials previously estimated as 142 homes — including at least 92 single-family or mobile homes — were destroyed, according to a State Situation Report issued by the Department of Public Safety’s division of emergency management.
The massive explosion April 17 at West Fertilizer Co. left a crater more than 90 feet wide. DPS officials had said earlier that about 50 homes were destroyed in the blast, which killed 14 people and injured more than 200.
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