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Texas Fertilizer Plant Blast

Blast obliterates Texas fertilizer plant; many feared dead

Blast obliterates Texas fertilizer plant; many feared dead

Emergency workers fight a house fire after the explosion. Numerous buildings were on fire in the town of West, including a nursing home and middle school. The blast could be heard 45 miles away in Waxahachie.

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Blast obliterates Texas fertilizer plant; many feared dead

Blast obliterates Texas fertilizer plant; many feared dead

Rescue workers work near a damaged apartment complex. The massive explosion left the factory a smoldering ruin and damaged buildings for blocks in every direction.

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Blast obliterates Texas fertilizer plant; many feared dead

Blast obliterates Texas fertilizer plant; many feared dead

A person is helped to a staging area at a local school stadium. Authorities were evacuating the town of West, including occupants of a nursing home that was badly damaged.

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Blast obliterates Texas fertilizer plant; many feared dead

Blast obliterates Texas fertilizer plant; many feared dead

DALLAS - A massive explosion at a fertilizer plant rocked a Texas town north of Waco, causing multiple casualties and leaving people trapped and buildings on fire.

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