West and Boston
The dead and injured in West, Texas surely count for the same as the dead and injured in Boston, Massachusetts, and indeed are more numerous. Boston seems more emotionally-charged; no one considers other than that the fertilizer factory in Texas exploding to such horrible effect is anything other than an accident, a result of negligence. Boston was obviously the result of malice. Thus do we see the weight of intent. Nevertheless, consequence matters as well: so I extend equal and heartfelt sympathies to all who have been hurt, and particularly to those who have lost, in both places.