Texas plant explosion

Associated Press
Workers pause for a memorial service at the site of the fire and explosion in West, Texas on Wednesday, April 24, 2013. The explosion at West Fertilizer which killed 14 people left a crater more than 90 feet (27 meters) wide and blasted the walls and windows off dozens of buildings in the town of 2,700. (AP Photo/The San Antonio Express-News, Tom Reel, Pool)

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An explosion and fire at a fertilizer plant in the small Texas town of West on April 17 killed at least 14 people and leveled dozens of homes and spewed toxic fumes that forced evacuations of half the community.

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