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    Aid Pours Into Texas After Blast

    A volunteer carries a mattress to load onto a truck at a distribution center where supplies like water and clothing, including medical supplies, are being dropped off or picked up as needed, in West, Texas, on April 19 2013, two days after a deadly fertilizer plant blast occured.  While rescuers in Texas were set to return to the rubble in their continuing search for survivors after the massive blast killed as many as 15 people and destroyed dozens of homes, all roads leading to the area of destruction have been closed off and manned by various state authorities controlling the entry and exit of vehicles and people.AFP PHOTO/Frederic J. BROWN        (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    In Texas, donations are flooding into the small town where a fertilizer plant explosion killed 14 people and injured dozens three days ago. In West, pop. 2,800, community centers are being filled with truckloads of donations to help the recovery effort—from matresses and water, to barbeque and cowboy boots. In true Southern hospitality style, some of the donations have been driven in from hundreds of miles away. Some West natives from afar have returned to lend a hand. "We're running out of places to put it," a local judge told the Los Angeles Times.

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