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In Pictures: Massive explosion devastates West, Texas

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An injured person evacuated from a nursing home after an explosion at a nearby fertilizer plant in West, Texas, April 17, 2013.

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In this Instagram photo provided by Andy Bartee, a plume of smoke rises from a fertilizer plant fire in West, Texas on April 17, 2013.

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A firefighter searches a nursing home that was damaged after an explosion at a nearby by fertilizer plant in West, Texas.

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Rescue workers pass a damaged apartment complex after a nearby fertilizer plant exploded in West, Texas.

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A fire burns at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas after an explosion April 17, 2013.

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A fire burns at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas.

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The remains of a fertilizer plant burn after an explosion at the plant in the town of West, near Waco, Texas, early April 18, 2013.

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The remains of a fertilizer plant burn after an explosion at the plant in the town of West, near Waco, Texas.

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A vehicle is seen near the remains of a fertilizer plant burning after an explosion at the plant in the town of West, near Waco, Texas.

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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, near Waco, Texas early April 18, 2013.

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A chemical trailer sits among the remains of a fertilizer plant burning after an explosion at the plant in the town of West, near Waco, Texas early April 18, 2013.

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A firefighter walks past a pickup truck with debris from a storage shed on it at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas after an explosion April 17, 2013.

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The remains of a fertilizer plant burn after an explosion at the plant in the town of West, near Waco, Texas early April 18, 2013.

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The remains of a fertilizer plant burn after an explosion at the plant in the town of West, near Waco, Texas early April 18, 2013.

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A damaged vehicle is seen after an explosion at a fertilizer plant in the town of West, near Waco, Texas early April 18, 2013.

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Waco Police spokesperson William Swanton speaks at a media conference regarding an explosion at a fertilizer plant in the town of West, near Waco, Texas early April 18, 2013.

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Waco Police spokesperson William Swanton speaks at a media conference regarding an explosion at a fertilizer plant in the town of West, near Waco, Texas early April 18, 2013.

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Firefighters search an area destroyed by a fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, early April 18, 2013.

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A fire burns in an apartment complex destroyed near a fertilizer plant that exploded earlier in West, Texas, April 18, 2013.

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Firefighters use flashlights to search a destroyed apartment complex near a fertilizer plant that exploded earlier in West, Texas, April 18, 2013.

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