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Search continues for survivors of Texas explosion

Number of dead uncertain; more than 160 injured

WEST, Texas — Rescuers searched the smoking remnants of a Texas farm town Thursday for survivors of a fertilizer plant explosion, checking smashed houses and apartments for anyone still trapped in debris while the community awaited word on fatalities.

Initial reports put the death toll as high as 15, but later in the day, authorities backed away from any estimate and refused to elaborate. More than 160 people were hurt.

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