Fertiliser plant owner sued

The owner of a fertiliser plant that exploded last week killing 14 people and destroying dozens of homes and an apartment complex in a tiny Texas town is being sued by a single mom and by several insurance companies.

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School hall prepared to house homeless victims of blast

Some of the residents left homeless by the explosion in West will spend tonight sleeping in a school hall in the town of Abbott, around five miles up the road.

Staff at the school have lined up camping beds in the gym in preparation for bus loads of refugees to arrive later today.

Camping beds lined up in the gym at Abbott High School
Camping beds lined up in the gym at Abbott High School Credit: APTN

One employee at the school said there was space for up to 100 people, but that he had been warned to "be prepared to take any number of people".

Abbott High School is around five miles north of West, where the explosion took place
Abbott High School is around five miles north of West, where the explosion took place Credit: APTN

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