Texas fertilizer plant explosion

Texas fertilizer plant explosion

The town of West, Texas blast left the factory a smoldering ruin and leveled homes and businesses for blocks in every direction. Several are dead and injured.

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STFThe remains of a home burn early Thursday morning, April 18, 2013, after a fertilizer plant exploded Wednesday night in West, Texas. The massive explosion killed as many as 15 people and injured more than 160, shaking the ground with the strength of a small earthquake and leveling homes and businesses for blocks in every direction. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
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