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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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Gas leaks cause small fires to erupt at Texas blast site

Residents displaced by the massive fertiliser plant explosion in Texas have been told by officials that tanks on the site are leaking gas and causing small fires.

The fires are reported to be contained, but they are preventing those who live nearby from returning to their homes in the town of West.

Paramedic Bryce Reed, also a spokesman for West said he leaks were caused by tanks damaged by heat and had triggered small fires. He said no further evacuations were necessary.

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