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Remembering the West, Texas Explosion of April, 2013 | Support for Beirut | GZERO World

Beirut Blast a Painful Reminder for Small Texas Town

In 2013, a blast at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas nearly leveled the town and killed 15 people. The cause--an explosion of the chemical ammonium nitrate, the same substance involved in the tragic blast that occurred recently in Beirut, Lebanon. GZERO Media traveled to West, Texas, to meet Mayor Tommy Muska. Hear his harrowing story, and his words of support for a city thousands of miles away.

Watch the GZERO World episode: Lebanon Post-Blast: Rage in the Streets of Beirut

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