Hippodrome screening documentary on West explosion

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Waco’s Hippodrome is showing the 2015 documentary “The Day West Shook Texas”. 

The first screenings were on Tuesday, but you can catch it up until Thursday, April 12. The film highlights the City of West after the fertilizer plant explosion five years ago, while sharing the stories of the citizens still recovering. 

The 2013 explosion killed 15 people, five of those being firefighters responding to the blast, and injuring over 200. The U.S. Chemical Safety Board says the incident was preventable – blaming the company who owned the plant, government regulators and other authorities for the explosion. 

“It hurts sometimes. I mean, there are a lot of things I have blocked out over the years. It’s been five years. And, you know, some of these stories you’ll remember,” says West Mayor Tommy Muska.

Showtimes for the documentary are at 12:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

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