Nightly News   |  April 21, 2013

West, Texas gathers to pray, remember

Residents of West, Texas gathered to pray on Sunday as new video emerged showing the damage caused by the fertilizer explosion that killed 14, NBC’s Gabe Gutierrez reports.

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>>> four days after that huge explosion at a fertilizer plant in central texas , everyone is accounted for tonight with 14 people dead and 200 injured. more residents returned home today but the area closest to the plant is still off-limits. nbc's gabe gutierrez has the latest.

>> reporter: new video of the damage in west texas after a fertilizer facility exploded in a blinding fireball. for the first time we see an apartment complex ripped open. chunks of concrete tossed hundreds of yards. a school heavily damaged, and this nursing home shattered. today investigators said they found the origin of the explosion but it won't say where or what triggered it and they still aren't sure what caused wednesday's initial fire.

>> we know that there was an initial fire and then an explosion. we do not have a timeline.

>> reporter: local authorities say everyone is accounted for and they don't expect to find anymore bodies. 14 people were killed, including buck utmore.

>> we are such a close family. it is such a big hole . just such a big hole in it now.

>> reporter: today police check points more residents were allowed back into their homes but the area closest to the plants is still off-limits.

>> my daughter's house is caved in but we'd at least like to be able to get in and start cleaning up and salvage what can be salvaged.

>> we're going to have to have church outside.

>> reporter: on this somber sunday in texas, a displaced congregation attended church outside knowing their town would never be the same. gabe gutierrez, nbc news, west,