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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Police: Fires still smouldering at plant but under control

Fires at the fertiliser plant and in some houses in West are still smouldering, but are not out of control, according to Sgt. William Patrick Swanton of Waco Police Department.

He added that the police are taking steps to secure the town of West following reports of "small amounts of looting".

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