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Published: 4/18/2013 - Updated: 1 year ago


Texas fertilizer plant explosion levels buildings for blocks around

A massive explosion at a fertilizer plant near Waco on Wednesday injured dozens of people and killed an unknown number of others, leaving the factory a smoldering ruin and leveling buildings for blocks in every direction.

This video image provided by WFAA-TV shows injured people being treated on the flood-lit the high school football field turned into a staging area after the blast in West Texas. Enlarge This video image provided by WFAA-TV shows injured people being treated on the flood-lit the high school football ...
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The remains of a home burn early Thursday morning, April 18, 2013, after a fertilizer plant exploded Wednesday night in West, Texas. Enlarge The remains of a home burn early Thursday morning, April 18, 2013, after a fertilizer plant exploded Wednesday night in ...
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A victim from the West fertilizer plant explosion is wheeled into Hillcrest Baptist Medical Hospital. Enlarge A victim from the West fertilizer plant explosion is wheeled into Hillcrest Baptist Medical Hospital.
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Firefighters us flashlights to search a destroyed apartment complex. Enlarge Firefighters us flashlights to search a destroyed apartment complex.
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This video image porvided by KWTX-TV shows an injured woman from the explosion at the fertilizer plant. The blast injured dozens of people and sent flames shooting high into the night sky, leaving the factory a smoldering ruin and causing major damage to surrounding buildings. Enlarge This video image porvided by KWTX-TV shows an injured woman from the explosion at the fertilizer plant. The blast ...
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Smoke fills the air after the fertilizer plant explosion. Enlarge Smoke fills the air after the fertilizer plant explosion.
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This video image porvided by KWTX-TV shows some of the injured. Enlarge This video image porvided by KWTX-TV shows some of the injured.
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An emergency worker walks through damaged apartment building. Enlarge An emergency worker walks through damaged apartment building.
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Rescue workers pass a damaged apartment complex. Enlarge Rescue workers pass a damaged apartment complex.
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A fire burns at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas. Enlarge A fire burns at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas.
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A person looks on as emergency workers fight a house fire. Enlarge A person looks on as emergency workers fight a house fire.
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An unidentified man  injured by  the West fertilizer plant explosion is treated by nurses from Hillcrest Baptist Medical Hospital. Enlarge An unidentified man injured by the West fertilizer plant explosion is treated by nurses from Hillcrest Baptist Medical Hospital....
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A victim from the West fertilizer plant explosion is wheeled into Hillcrest Baptist Medical Hospital. Enlarge A victim from the West fertilizer plant explosion is wheeled into Hillcrest Baptist Medical Hospital.
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A victim from the West fertilizer plant explosion is wheeled into Hillcrest Baptist Medical Hospital. Enlarge A victim from the West fertilizer plant explosion is wheeled into Hillcrest Baptist Medical Hospital.
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Firefighters walk next to a destroyed apartment complex. Enlarge Firefighters walk next to a destroyed apartment complex.
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Firefighters use flashlights to search a destroyed apartment complex. Enlarge Firefighters use flashlights to search a destroyed apartment complex.
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Firefighters check a destroyed apartment complex. Enlarge Firefighters check a destroyed apartment complex.
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A fire still burns in an apartment complex. Enlarge A fire still burns in an apartment complex.
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Firefighters search an area. Enlarge Firefighters search an area.
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In this Instagram photo provided by Andy Bartee, a plume of smoke rises from a fertilizer plant fire. Enlarge In this Instagram photo provided by Andy Bartee, a plume of smoke rises from a fertilizer plant fire.
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