Gov.: Texas blast search, rescue largely complete

Texas Gov. Rick Perry says search and rescue operations have been largely completed in the small town where a fertilizer plant explosion killed 14 people

WEST, Texas - (AP) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry says search and rescue operations have been largely completed in the small town where a fertilizer plant explosion killed 14 people and injured about 200 others.

Flanked by local officials, Perry told a Friday afternoon news conference that all affected buildings in West, Texas, had been cleared with possibly the exception of one burned home.

Officials had said earlier that they had searched and cleared 150 buildings by Friday morning and planned to examine another 25 during the day.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Nassau and Suffolk Police are intensifying patrols at 1 Stepped up patrols at places of worship after JCC threats
Big Daddy's in Massapequa has a celebration ready 2 LI Winter: Mardi Gras at Big Daddy's
Pauline Garner says she has been sleeping on 3 NYCHA tenant without furniture after ceiling leak
VIDEO: Discovery of human remains in freezer shocks 4 VIDEO: Discovery of human remains in freezer shocks neighbors
5 Farmingdale State men's basketball headed to NCAA tourney

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE