At least 12 firefighters expected dead after fertilizer plant explosion

WEST, Tx. - The death toll continues to rise after a devastating explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas Wednesday evening.

Authorities say they are removing bodies of what they believe to be 12 firefighters from the rubble.

Two additional bodies of a man and a woman have been found inside a nearby apartment complex and authorities expect to find at least three more.

Officials did not immediately release an exact number of lives lost because they want to notify family members beforehand.


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