Massive Explosion At Texas Fertilizer Plant

(credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Fertilizer Plant Explosion In West, Texas
A massive explosion at the fertilizer company injured more than 100 people and left damaged buildings for blocks in every direction. The death toll from the blast, which occured as firefighters were tackling a blaze, is as yet unknown.
(credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
(credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Fertilizer Plant Explosion In West, Texas
Smoke rises in the distance about half a mile from the West Fertilizer Company April 18, 2013 in West, Texas. Smoke rises in the distance about half a mile from the West Fertilizer Company April 18, 2013 in West, Texas. A massive explosion at the fertilizer company injured more than 100 people and left damaged buildings for blocks in every direction. The death toll from the blast, which occured as firefighters were tackling a blaze, is as yet unknown.
(credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
(credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Fertilizer Plant Explosion In West, Texas
With smoke rising in the distance, a law enformcement officer runs a check point at the perimeter about half a mile from the West Fertilizer Company April 18, 2013 in West, Texas. A massive explosion at the fertilizer company injured more than 100 people and left damaged buildings for blocks in every direction. The death toll from the blast, which occured as firefighters were tackling a blaze, is as yet unknown.
(credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
(credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Fertilizer Plant Explosion In West, Texas
Blown out plate glass windows lay shattered on the sidewalk and street after the West Fertilizer Company exploded April 18, 2013 in West, Texas. A massive explosion at the fertilizer company injured more than 100 people and left damaged buildings for blocks in every direction. The death toll from the blast, which occured as firefighters were tackling a blaze, is as yet unknown.
(credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
(credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Fertilizer Plant Explosion In West, Texas
Blown out plate glass windows lay shattered on the sidewalk and street after the West Fertilizer Company exploded on April 18, 2013 in West, Texas. A massive explosion at the fertilizer company injured more than 100 people and left damaged buildings for blocks in every direction. The death toll from the blast, which occured as firefighters were tackling a blaze, is as yet unknown.
(credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
(credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Fertilizer Plant Explosion In West, Texas
Shattered galss covers items in the front of a thrift show after the West Fertilizer Company exploded April 18, 2013 in West, Texas. A massive explosion at the fertilizer company injured more than 100 people and left damaged buildings for blocks in every direction. The death toll from the blast, which occured as firefighters were tackling a blaze, is as yet unknown.
(credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
(credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Fertilizer Plant Explosion In West, Texas
Earth moving equipment rolls through the downtown area in the middle of the night after the West Fertilizer Company exploded April 18, 2013 in West, Texas. A massive explosion at the fertilizer company injured more than 100 people and left damaged buildings for blocks in every direction. The death toll from the blast, which occured as firefighters were tackling a blaze, is as yet unknown.
(credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
(credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Fertilizer Plant Explosion In West, Texas
Blown out plate glass windows lay shattered on the sidewalk and street after the West Fertilizer Company exploded April 18, 2013 in West, Texas. A massive explosion at the fertilizer company injured more than 100 people and left damaged buildings for blocks in every direction. The death toll from the blast, which occured as firefighters were tackling a blaze, is as yet unknown.
(credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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