West, TX Explosion Update

[Content Note: Death; injury.]

Background here.

There are now 12 confirmed deaths in the fertilizer plant explosion in West, TX. Among the dead is an off-duty Dallas fire captain, who lived in West, Kenny Harris. He was assisting the local volunteer fire department when he was killed.

There are 200 people with injuries, and searchers are still continuing to look for survivors. Or people who did not survive.

Country singer Willie Nelson has announced he will donate proceeds from his upcoming 80th birthday concert to the residents of West. "West is just a few miles from my hometown of Abbott. I was born and raised here and it was my backyard growing up. This is my community. These friends and neighbors have always been and are still a part of my life. My heart is praying for the community that we call home."

Please feel welcome and encouraged to leave links in comments for aid organizations and/or other support for West.

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