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Texas explosion caught on camera

Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 00:32

April 18 - Stills show the devastation following an explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant that injured over 100. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

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ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION Still photographs taken on Thursday show the destruction following a a deadly explosion and fire which tore through a fertilizer plant in a small Texas town. The explosion, which occurred late on Wednesday, has injured more than 100 people, leveling dozens of homes and spewing toxic fumes that forced evacuations of half the community, authorities said. They said an undetermined number of people had been killed, and that the death toll was expected to rise as search teams combed through the rubble of the West Fertilizer Co. plant and surrounding homes. The blast, apparently preceded by a fire at the plant, was reported at about 8 p.m. CDT (0100 GMT on Thursday) in West, a town of some 2,700 people about 80 miles (130 km) south of Dallasand 20 miles (32 km) north of Waco.

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Texas explosion caught on camera

Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 00:32