Four volunteer firefighters among first responders who died in Texas

Four volunteer firefighters among first responders who died in Texas

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WEST, TX - APRIL 18: Search and rescue workers comb through what remains of a 50-unit apartment building the day after an explosion at the West Fertilizer Company destroyed the building April 18, 2013 in West, Texas. According to West Mayor Tommy Muska, around 35 people, including 10 first responders, were killed and more than 150 people were injured when the fertilizer company caught fire and exploded, leaving damaged buildings for blocks in every direction. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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Posted on April 21, 2013 at 10:07 PM

Updated Sunday, Nov 3 at 12:49 PM

WEST, Texas (AP) -- Officials and family members have identified four more first responders who died in last week's deadly Texas fertilizer plant explosion.
 
   At least 14 people died in Wednesday's explosion at the plant in the Texas town of West. West Mayor Tommy Muska has said that 10 of the 14 who died were first responders.
 
   On Sunday, professional organizations and family and friends identified four more of the first responders who died: brothers Doug and Robert Snokhous, who were both firefighters with the West Volunteer Fire Department; Jerry Chapman, a firefighter with the Abbott Volunteer Fire Department; and Kevin Sanders, who worked with West EMS and another area volunteer fire department.
 
   The blast at the West Fertilizer Co. also injured 200 people.

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