Death of Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion Victims

April 17, 2013
West, Texas

14 dead, hundreds injured in blast
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WEST, Texas (AP) — Rescue workers searched the smoldering ruins of a fertilizer plant Thursday for survivors of a monstrous explosion that leveled homes and businesses in every direction across the Texas prairie. Thus far, authorities report that 14 people were killed in the blast, and more than 200 others injured.

Daybreak revealed a breathtaking band of destruction extending from the West Fertilizer Co. in this small farming community about 20 miles north of Waco. The thunderous...

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