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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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Obama 'offers support' after Texas explosion

President Obama has offered his "support and prayers" in the town of West, after an explosion at a fertiliser plant in the US state of Texas, Federal emergency officials have told Reuters.

In a statement, President Obama said:

West is a town that many Texans hold near and dear to their hearts, and as residents continue to respond to this tragedy, they will have the support of the American people.

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