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Deadly Fertilizer Plant Explosion

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Fertilizer Plant Explosion In West, Texas
Fertilizer Plant Explosion In West, Texas
WEST, TX - APRIL 18: 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. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Fertilizer Plant Explosion In West, Texas
Fertilizer Plant Explosion In West, Texas
WEST, TX - APRIL 18: 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. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Fertilizer Plant Explosion In West, Texas
Fertilizer Plant Explosion In West, Texas
WEST, TX - APRIL 18: 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. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Fertilizer Plant Explosion In West, Texas
Fertilizer Plant Explosion In West, Texas
WEST, TX - APRIL 18: 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. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Fertilizer Plant Explosion In West, Texas
Fertilizer Plant Explosion In West, Texas
WEST, TX - APRIL 18: 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. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Fertilizer Plant Explosion In West, Texas
Fertilizer Plant Explosion In West, Texas
WEST, TX - APRIL 18: 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. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Fertilizer Plant Explosion In West, Texas
Fertilizer Plant Explosion In West, Texas
WEST, TX - APRIL 18: 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. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Fertilizer Plant Explosion In West, Texas
Fertilizer Plant Explosion In West, Texas
WEST, TX - APRIL 18: 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. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Gov. Rick Perry comments on the fatal fertilizer plant explosion in West on April 18, 2013. (credit: KTVT/KTXA)
Gov. Rick Perry - West Fertilizer Plant Explosion Gov. Rick Perry comments on the fatal fertilizer plant explosion in West on April 18, 2013. (credit: KTVT/KTXA)
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Residents attend a candlelight vigil and prayer honoring the victims of West Fertilizer Company explosion at St. Mary's Assumption Catholic Church April 18, 2013 in West, Texas. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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Residents attend a candlelight vigil and prayer honoring the victims of West Fertilizer Company explosion at St. Mary's Assumption Catholic Church April 18, 2013 in West, Texas. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Residents attend a candlelight vigil and prayer honoring the victims of West Fertilizer Company explosion at St. Mary's Assumption Catholic Church April 18, 2013 in West, Texas. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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Residents attend a candlelight vigil and prayer honoring the victims of West Fertilizer Company explosion at St. Mary's Assumption Catholic Church April 18, 2013 in West, Texas. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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Fertilizer Plant Explosion In West, Texas
WEST, TX - APRIL 18: Playground equipment and a shed damaged by an explosion Wednesday at the West Fertilizer Company shown from the air on April 18, 2013 in West, Texas. According to West Mayor Tommy Muska, around 14 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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West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)
Fertilizer Plant Explosion In West, Texas
WEST, TX - APRIL 18: The West Fertilizer Company, shown from the air, lies in ruins on April 18, 2013 in West, Texas. According to West Mayor Tommy Muska, around 14 people, including 10 first responders, were killed and more than 150 people were injured when the fertilizer company caught fire and exploded yesterday, leaving damaged buildings for blocks in every direction. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)
Fertilizer Plant Explosion In West, Texas
WEST, TX - APRIL 18: One of the numerous homes damaged by an explosion yesterday at the West Fertilizer Company is shown from the air on April 18, 2013 in West, Texas. According to West Mayor Tommy Muska, around 14 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)
West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)
West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)
Fertilizer Plant Explosion In West, Texas
WEST, TX - APRIL 18: One of the numerous homes damaged by an explosion yesterday at the West Fertilizer Company is shown from the air on April 18, 2013 in West, Texas. According to West Mayor Tommy Muska, around 14 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)
West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)
West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)
Fertilizer Plant Explosion In West, Texas
WEST, TX - APRIL 18: An explosion yesterday leveled the West Fertilizer Company, shown from the air on April 18, 2013 in West, Texas. According to West Mayor Tommy Muska, around 14 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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West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)
Fertilizer Plant Explosion In West, Texas
WEST, TX - APRIL 18: A home burned to the ground by an explosion yesterday at the West Fertilizer Company is seen from the air April 18, 2013 in West, Texas. According to West Mayor Tommy Muska, around 14 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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West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)
Fertilizer Plant Explosion In West, Texas
WEST, TX - APRIL 18: Search and rescue workers comb through what remains of a 50-unit apartment building (foreground) the day after an explosion at the West Fertilizer Company (background) destroyed the building April 18, 2013 in West, Texas. According to West Mayor Tommy Muska, around 14 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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West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)
Fertilizer Plant Explosion In West, Texas
WEST, TX - APRIL 18: Search and rescue workers comb through what remains of a 50-unit apartment building (foreground) the day after an explosion at the West Fertilizer Company (background) destroyed the building April 18, 2013 in West, Texas. According to West Mayor Tommy Muska, around 14 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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West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)
Fertilizer Plant Explosion In West, Texas
WEST, TX - APRIL 18: An explosion Wednesday at the West Fertilizer Company destroyed the West Intermediate School a block away April 18, 2013 in West, Texas. According to West Mayor Tommy Muska, around 14 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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Fertilizer Plant Explosion In West, Texas
WEST, TX - APRIL 18: Search and rescue workers comb through what remains of a 50-unit apartment building (background) the day after an explosion at the West Fertilizer Company (foreground) destroyed the building 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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West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)
Fertilizer Plant Explosion In West, Texas
WEST, TX - APRIL 18: Search and rescue workers comb through what remains of a 50-unit apartment building the day after an explosion at the West Fertilizer Company destroyed the building 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)
West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)
West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)
Fertilizer Plant Explosion In West, Texas
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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West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)
Fertilizer Plant Explosion In West, Texas
WEST, TX - APRIL 18: Search and rescue workers comb through what remains of a 50-unit apartment building the day after an explosion at the West Fertilizer Company destroyed the building 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)
West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)
West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)
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A road is closed leading to the neighborhood near the blast-affected area in West, Texas on April 18, 2013. Rescuers in Texas combed through rubble in a painstaking search for survivors after the massive blast at a fertilizer plant killed as many as 15 people and destroyed dozens of homes the night before. AFP PHOTO/Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
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West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)
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US Army personel help with the control of traffic in and out of the blast-affected area in West, Texas on April 18, 2013. Rescuers in Texas combed through rubble in a painstaking search for survivors after the massive blast at a fertilizer plant killed as many as 15 people and destroyed dozens of homes. AFP PHOTO/Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
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West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)
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Local resident Gary Mach (L) helps with the loading of supplies donated by local residents for the blast-affected at a community center in West, Texas on April 18, 2013. Rescuers in Texas combed through rubble in a painstaking search for survivors after the massive blast killed as many as 15 people and destroyed dozens of homes. AFP PHOTO/Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
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West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)
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Authorities man a roadblock leading to the fertilizer plant where a massive blast took place the night before in West, Texas on April 18, 2013. Rescuers in Texas combed through rubble in a painstaking search for survivors after the massive blast killed as many as 15 people and destroyed dozens of homes. AFP PHOTO/Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)
West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)
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Residents carry their belongings past an American Red Cross Disaster Relief truck parkes on a road leading to the fertilizer plant where a massive blast took place the night before in West, Texas on April 18, 2013. Rescuers in Texas combed through rubble in a painstaking search for survivors after the massive blast killed as many as 15 people and destroyed dozens of homes. AFP PHOTO/Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)
West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)
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Officials from the police and sheriff's department man a roadblock allowing vehicles to exit but not to enter the area leading to the fertilizer plant where a massive blast took place the night before in West, Texas on April 18, 2013. Rescuers in Texas combed through rubble in a painstaking search for survivors after the massive blast killed as many as 15 people and destroyed dozens of homes. AFP PHOTO/Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)
West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)
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Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott briefs the media on April 18, 2013 in West, Texas, about the massive explosion at a fertilizer factory killed as many as 15 people and destroyed dozens of homes. Authorities said they feared they could find more bodies in the rubble of homes and businesses leveled by the tremendous explosion, which was preceded by a fire at the West Fertilizer plant in the southern US state. AFP PHOTO/FREDERIC J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)
West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)
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Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott briefs the media on April 18, 2013 in West, Texas, about the massive explosion at a fertilizer factory killed as many as 15 people and destroyed dozens of homes. Authorities said they feared they could find more bodies in the rubble of homes and businesses leveled by the tremendous explosion, which was preceded by a fire at the West Fertilizer plant in the southern US state. AFP PHOTO/FREDERIC J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)
West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)
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Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott (C) briefs the media on April 18, 2013 in West, Texas, about the massive explosion at a fertilizer factory killed as many as 15 people and destroyed dozens of homes. Authorities said they feared they could find more bodies in the rubble of homes and businesses leveled by the tremendous explosion, which was preceded by a fire at the West Fertilizer plant in the southern US state. AFP PHOTO/FREDERIC J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)
West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)
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Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott (C) briefs the media on April 18, 2013 in West, Texas, about the massive explosion at a fertilizer factory killed as many as 15 people and destroyed dozens of homes. Authorities said they feared they could find more bodies in the rubble of homes and businesses leveled by the tremendous explosion, which was preceded by a fire at the West Fertilizer plant in the southern US state. AFP PHOTO/FREDERIC J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)
West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)
Fertilizer Plant Explosion In West, Texas
WEST, TX - APRIL 18: Workers with Johnson Roofing cover up the window frames of Carol Anne Kocian's home with sheets of plywood on April 18, 2013 in West, Texas. Kocian lives very close to the site of the deadly fertilizer plant explosion that blew out all the windows of her house Wednesday. (Photo by Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)
West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)
West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)
Fertilizer Plant Explosion In West, Texas
WEST, TX - APRIL 18: A law enforcement vehicle drives through the blast area from an explosion at a fertilizer plant on April 18, 2013 in West, Texas. The explosion on Wednesday evening killed at least five people and caused severe damage in the surrounding area. (Photo by Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)
West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)
West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)
Fertilizer Plant Explosion In West, Texas
WEST, TX - APRIL 18: Workers with Johnson Roofing cover up the window frames of Carol Anne Kocian's home with sheets of plywood on April 18, 2013 in West, Texas. Kocian lives very close to the site of the deadly fertilizer plant explosion that blew out all the windows of her house Wednesday. (Photo by Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)
West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)
West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)
Fertilizer Plant Explosion In West, Texas
WEST, TX - APRIL 18: Justin Kluczynski of Johnson Roofing screws in sheets of plywood to the window frames of Carol Anne Kocian's home on April 18, 2013 in West, Texas. Kocian lives very close to the site of the deadly fertilizer plant explosion that blew out all the windows of her house Wednesday. (Photo by Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)
West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)
West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)
Fertilizer Plant Explosion In West, Texas
WEST, TX - APRIL 18: Hewitt, Texas police officer Mike Zahirniak (R) comforts his son, Coy Zahirniak, 9, outside the West Community Center the day after the West Fertilizer Company explosion April 18, 2013 in West, Texas. Coy alerted his family to the fire across the street from his grandfather Willie Zahirniak's home and the plant exploded as they evacuated. The home was destroyed and Coy has been credited for saving his family from harm. The fertilizer company caught fire and exploded, killing more than five people, injuring more than 160 people and leaving damaged buildings for blocks in every direction. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)
West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)
Fertilizer Plant Explosion In West, Texas
WEST, TX - APRIL 18: West High School senior students (L-R) Brittany Singh, Kelsey Hoelscher, Ashton Uptmor and Nicole Hutyra pray for the victims and survivors the day after the West Fertilizer Company explosion April 18, 2013 in West, Texas. Hoelscher's uncles, Bob and Doug Snokhous, were volunteer fire fighters who are presumed dead after the fertilizer company caught fire and exploded, injuring more than 160 people and leaving damaged buildings for blocks in every direction. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)
West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)
Fertilizer Plant Explosion In West, Texas
WEST, TX - APRIL 18: Coy Zahirniak, 9, eats outside the West Community Center with his grandfather Willie Zahirniak (2nd R) the day after the West Fertilizer Company explosion April 18, 2013 in West, Texas. Coy alerted his family to the fire across the street from his grandfather's home and the plant exploded as they evacuated. The home was destroyed and Coy has been credited for saving his family from harm. The fertilizer company caught fire and exploded, killing more than five people, injuring more than 160 people and leaving damaged buildings for blocks in every direction. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)
West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)
Fertilizer Plant Explosion In West, Texas
WEST, TX - APRIL 18: Volunteers gather and transport donated bedding outside the West Community Center the day after the West Fertilizer Company explosion April 18, 2013 in West, Texas. The fertilizer company caught fire and exploded, killing more than five people, injuring more than 160 people and leaving damaged buildings for blocks in every direction. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)
West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)
Fertilizer Plant Explosion In West, Texas
WEST, TX - APRIL 18: West native and Texas A&M theater teacher Justin A. Miller helps distribute donated bottles of water outside the West Community Center the day after the West Fertilizer Company explosion April 18, 2013 in West, Texas. The fertilizer company caught fire and exploded, killing more than five people, injuring more than 160 people and leaving damaged buildings for blocks in every direction. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)
West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)
Fertilizer Plant Explosion In West, Texas
WEST, TX - APRIL 18: Sherry Alligood (R) is comforted by Visiting Angels Director of Community Services Sarah Potter Davison outside the West Community Center the day after the West Fertilizer Company explosion April 18, 2013 in West, Texas. The fertilizer company caught fire and exploded, killing more than five people, injuring more than 160 people and leaving damaged buildings for blocks in every direction. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)
West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)
Fertilizer Plant Explosion In West, Texas
WEST, TX - APRIL 18: Hewitt, Texas police officer Mike Zahirniak (R) comforts his son, Coy Zahirniak, 9, outside the West Community Center the day after the West Fertilizer Company explosion April 18, 2013 in West, Texas. Coy alerted his family to the fire across the street from his grandfather Willie Zahirniak's (L) home and the plant exploded as they evacuated. The home was destroyed the Coy has been credited for saving his family from harm. The fertilizer company caught fire and exploded, killing more than five people, injuring more than 160 people and leaving damaged buildings for blocks in every direction. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)
West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)
Fertilizer Plant Explosion In West, Texas
WEST, TX - APRIL 18: West High School senior students (L-R) Brittany Singh, Kelsey Hoelscher and Ashton Uptmor pray for the victims and survivors the day after the West Fertilizer Company explosion April 18, 2013 in West, Texas. Hoelscher's uncles, Bob and Doug Snokhous, were volunteer fire fighters who are presumed dead after the fertilizer company caught fire and exploded, injuring more than 160 people and leaving damaged buildings for blocks in every direction. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)
West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)
Fertilizer Plant Explosion In West, Texas
WEST, TX - APRIL 18: Hewitt, Texas police officer Mike Zahirniak (R) comforts his son, Coy Zahirniak, 9, outside the West Community Center the day after the West Fertilizer Company explosion April 18, 2013 in West, Texas. Coy alerted his family to the fire across the street from his grandfather Willie Zahirniak's home and the plant exploded as they evacuated. The home was destroyed and Coy has been credited for saving his family from harm. The fertilizer company caught fire and exploded, killing more than five people, injuring more than 160 people and leaving damaged buildings for blocks in every direction. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)
West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)
Fertilizer Plant Explosion In West, Texas
WEST, TX - APRIL 18: Hewitt, Texas police officer Mike Zahirniak (C) comforts his son, Coy Zahirniak, 9, outside the West Community Center the day after the West Fertilizer Company explosion April 18, 2013 in West, Texas. Coy alerted his family to the fire across the street from his grandfather Willie Zahirniak's home and the plant exploded as they evacuated. The home was destroyed and Coy has been credited for saving his family from harm. The fertilizer company caught fire and exploded, killing more than five people, injuring more than 160 people and leaving damaged buildings for blocks in every direction. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)
West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)
Fertilizer Plant Explosion In West, Texas
WEST, TX - APRIL 18: Residents gather outside the West Community Center to pray for the victims and survivors the day after the West Fertilizer Company explosion April 18, 2013 in West, Texas. The fertilizer company caught fire and exploded, killing more than five people, injuring more than 160 people and leaving damaged buildings for blocks in every direction. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)
West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)
Fertilizer Plant Explosion In West, Texas
WEST, TX - APRIL 18: West High School senior students Kelsey Hoelscher (C) and Heather Perry (R) embrace after praying for the victims and survivors the day after the West Fertilizer Company explosion April 18, 2013 in West, Texas. Hoelscher's uncles, Bob Snokhous and Doug Snokhous, were volunteer fire fighters who are presumed dead after the fertilizer company caught fire and exploded, injuring more than 160 people and leaving damaged buildings for blocks in every direction. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)
West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)
Fertilizer Plant Explosion In West, Texas
WEST, TX - APRIL 18: West High School senior students Mackenzie Wernet (R) and Heather Perry embrace after praying for the victims and survivors the day after the West Fertilizer Company explosion April 18, 2013 in West, Texas. Wernet's home was destroyed when the fertilizer company caught fire and exploded, killing at least five people, injuring more than 160 people and leaving damaged buildings for blocks in every direction. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)
West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)
Fertilizer Plant Explosion In West, Texas
WEST, TX - APRIL 18: West High School senior Mackenzie Wernet (C) is embraced by fellow students and friends after praying for the victims and survivors the day after the West Fertilizer Company explosion April 18, 2013 in West, Texas. Wernet's home was destroyed when the fertilizer company caught fire and exploded, injuring more than 160 people and leaving damaged buildings for blocks in every direction. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)
West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)
Fertilizer Plant Explosion In West, Texas
WEST, TX - APRIL 18: Workers with Gate Precast cover a broken window at Pointwest Bank with plywood on April 18, 2013 in downtown West, Texas. The damage was caused by the deadly fertilizer plant explosion in West on Wednesday evening. (Photo by Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)
West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)
West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)
Fertilizer Plant Explosion In West, Texas
WEST, TX - APRIL 18: The U.S. flag flies at half staff as workers with Gate Precast cover a broken window at Pointwest Bank with plywood on April 18, 2013 in downtown West, Texas. The damage was caused by the deadly fertilizer plant explosion in West on Wednesday evening. (Photo by Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)
West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)
West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)
Fertilizer Plant Explosion In West, Texas
WEST, TX - APRIL 18: The U.S. flag flies at half staff as workers with Gate Precast cover a broken window at Pointwest Bank with plywood on April 18, 2013 in downtown West, Texas. The damage was caused by the deadly fertilizer plant explosion in West on Wednesday evening. (Photo by Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)
West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)
West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)
Fertilizer Plant Explosion In West, Texas
WEST, TX - APRIL 18: Workers with Cen-Tex Roof Systems cover a broken window with plywood on April 18, 2013 in downtown West, Texas. The damage was caused by the deadly fertilizer plant explosion in West on Wednesday evening. (Photo by Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)
West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)
West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)
Fertilizer Plant Explosion In West, Texas
WEST, TX - APRIL 18: Workers wait before removing broken glass and cleaning the future home of the History of West Museum on April 18, 2013 in West, Texas. The broken glass was caused by the deadly fertilizer plant explosion on Wednesday evening. (Photo by Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)
West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)
West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)
Fertilizer Plant Explosion In West, Texas
WEST, TX - APRIL 18: Workers with Cen-Tex Roof Systems clean up glass debris and cover a broken window with plywood on April 18, 2013 in downtown West, Texas. The damage was caused by the deadly fertilizer plant explosion in West on Wednesday evening. (Photo by Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)
West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)
West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)
Fertilizer Plant Explosion In West, Texas
WEST, TX - APRIL 18: Waco Police Department public affairs representative William Patrick Swanton talks to the media at the media staging area on April 18, 2013 in West, Texas. Officer Swanton was answering questions regarding the deadly fertilizer plant explosion on Wednesday evening. (Photo by Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)
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