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Photos: Explosion at West, Texas fertilizer plant

Buildings burn after blast, seniors’ home evacuated


 

An overnight explosion at a fertilizer plant in the small town of West, Texas leveled homes and businesses and injured at lest 160 people. It is still too soon to tell how many lives were lost in the blast, Mayor Tommy Mouska told reporters Thursday morning.

A person looks on as emergency workers fight a house fire after a near by fertilizer plant exploded on April 17, 2013, in West, Texas. (Waco Tribune Herald, Rod Aydelotte/AP)

Elderly persons from a nearby nursing home are triaged in a parking lot before being moved to a school stadium following a fertilizer plant explosion on April 17, 2013, in West, Texas.(Waco Tribune Herald, Rod Aydelotte/AP)

A firefighter walks past a pickup truck with debris from a storage shed on it at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas after an explosion on April 17, 2013. (The Dallas Morning News, Michael Ainsworth/AP)

A fire burns at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas after an explosion on April 17, 2013 (Michael Ainsworth/The Dallas Morning News/AP)

A fire burns at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas after an explosion on April 17, 2013. (Michael Ainsworth/The Dallas Morning News/AP)

An injured elderly person is assisted by two young males as a nursing home is evacuated after an explosion at a nearby fertilizer plant on April 17, 2013, in West, Texas. (Waco Tribune Herald, Rod Aydelotte/AP)

Baylor University student's hold a candle light vigil outside Waco Hall for the victim's of the West fertilizer plant explosion on April 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Waco Tribune Herald, Jerry Larson)


 
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