Why the Czech Republic is Reaching Out to West, Texas


Police and rescue workers stand near a building which was left destroyed from a massive explosion at a nearby fertilizer plant in the town of West, near Waco, Texas April 18, 2013. The death toll in the West, Texas, explosion at a fertilizer plant has reached 14 people, Mayor Tommy Muska said on Thursday. Among the 14 are four emergency medical technicians killed in the blast, which occurred on Wednesday evening after emergency responders rushed to put out a fire at the plant. REUTERS/Adrees Latif (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT AGRICULTURE) - RTXYRFJ



The Czech Republic announced this week that it had donated $200,000 to the town of West, Texas to help it recover and rebuild after last week's deadly explosion at a fertilizer factory which killed 14 and wounded more than 200.

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    Czech Inn, a hotel in West, Texas (Photo: Ken Kuhl / Kuhl Images)