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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Before and after photos show Texas explosion damage

Google has captured before and after photographs that highlight the devastation caused by the explosion of a fertiliser plant in West, Texas.14 people are reported to have died following the blast on Wednesday and approximately 200 people were injured.

This Google image shows the fertiliser plant before the explosion. Credit: Google Earth
Much of the plant is destroyed in this 'after' image. Credit: Google Earth

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