Fertilizer Plant Explosion In West, Texas

A destroyed fire truck sits among piles of rubble after an explosion at the West Fertilizer Company leveled the business a day earlier in West, Texas. According to West Mayor Tommy Muska, around 12 people, including 10 first responders, were killed and more than 150 people were injured when the fertilizer company caught fire and exploded, leaving damaged buildings for blocks in every direction.

( Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images / April 18, 2013 )

A destroyed fire truck sits among piles of rubble after an explosion at the West Fertilizer Company leveled the business a day earlier in West, Texas. According to West Mayor Tommy Muska, around 12 people, including 10 first responders, were killed and more than 150 people were injured when the fertilizer company caught fire and exploded, leaving damaged buildings for blocks in every direction.

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