This is how I found out about the explosion in the small town of West, Texas. Amidst the constant news about everything and anything related to Boston, a short clip was shown about the industrial accident which occurred Wednesday night.
As of today, the death toll in Texas has risen to 14 with numerous people remaining in the hospital under critical or intensive care. All told, over 200 people were injured in the blast. The small town of 2,700 lost three fire trucks and an ambulance, 50 homes were destroyed, and a 50-unit apartment building was leveled.
The Texas story has taken a back seat to the massive, on air, manhunt for the Boston bomber. Likely because of all the media associated with Boston. There are videos, dozens of them, showing the explosions. There are photos and personal testimonies and interviews and audio files ... just tons of things to sift through.