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: More than 160 injured after Texas explosion

Texas police say they are still treating the factory in West, Texas, as a crime scene, but said it is routine for them to do so.

The total number of those injured following the explosion has now passed 160, they said.

Any public danger due to chemicals in the air has now gone thanks to the weather in the area, police added.

The death toll is still believed to be somewhere between five and 15.

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