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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Texas chemical plant close to nursing home and school

The chemical plant where a large explosion took place lies on the north-eastern edge of West in central Texas.

The plant is a short distance from a nursing home and a secondary school. There are also around 100 houses and a hospital within a 500-metre radius of the plant.

West in central Texas (marked 'A') Credit: Google Maps
The chemical plant lies on the north-eastern edge of West (blue marker) Credit: Google Maps
The chemical plant can be seen in the centre. The nursing home lies immediately to the west. Credit: Google Maps

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