West mayor says death toll from fertilizer explosion is now 35. KLTV is reporting LIVE with the latest from West,... fb.me/2ewWSiF54— Joe Terrell (@joeterrell) April 19, 2013
I had an update from about two hours ago where the Mayor was supposed to actually move his estimate of confirmed casualties downward, but apparently that report was inaccurate. It's possible he was just talking about fatalities among first responders, the number of which is now supposed to be about ten. USA Today started running a story around that time earlier tonight with the 35 number, and that is the current estimated death toll based on the most up-to-date information. All we can hope is that the number does not rise further.