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 front of an apartment complex is destroyed after an explosion at a nearby fertilizer plant in West, Texas, Thursday, April 18, 2013. A massive explosion at the West Fertilizer Co. killed as many as 15 people and injured more than 160, officials said overnight. The explosion that struck around 8 p.m. Wednesday, sent flames shooting into the night sky and rained burning embers and debris down on shocked and frightened residents. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
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