Search continues for victims after fertilizer plant explosion


[lin_video src=×9&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1366411617&height=480&page_count=5&pf_id=9624&show_title=1&va_id=4024834&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=480 div_id=videoplayer-1366411617 type=script]WEST, Texas (WIAT) — The search continues on Friday for victims of Thursday’s fertilizer plant explosion.

As many as a dozen people have not been accounted for in West, Texas.

Search and rescue teams are combing area hospitals for clues on the potential whereabouts of the missing.

Meanwhile, federal investigators are working to inspect the damage left behind by the blaze. They are also trying to determine what started it.

“All of us want to know what happened here, what caused the explosion, what factors made it more likely,” said Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex).

The explosion leveled the plant.

Nearby homes and businesses were also heavily damaged.

Food and supplies are being brought in for many of those who lost everything in the blast.

Copyright 2013 WIAT-TV CBS 42

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