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Fertilizer Plant Explosion In West, Texas

West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)

WEST, TX – APRIL 18: A giant hole in the ceiling of the West High School gymnasium shows where an explosion at the West Fertilizer Company a day earlier launched debris through the roof April 18, 2013 in West, Texas. According to West Mayor Tommy Muska, around 35 people, including 10 first responders, were killed and more than 150 people were injured when the fertilizer company caught fire and exploded, leaving damaged buildings for blocks in every direction. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)


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