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Texas plant explosion kills 14, devastates town

Published On: Apr 18 2013 06:54:08 AM CDT   Updated On: May 10 2013 11:08:06 AM CDT

Authorities are launching a criminal investigation into the April 17 fertilizer distribution facility explosion in West, Texas, which killed 14 people and devastated the small town.

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Smoke rises as water is sprayed at the burning remains of a fertilizer plant after an explosion at the plant in the town of West, Texas, early April 18, 2013.

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