Search and Rescue at Texas Explosion Scene

Wide swath of destruction around fertilizer plant

Thursday, April 18, 2013

WEST, Texas (AP) — A massive explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant killed as many as 15 people and injured more than 160, shaking the ground with the strength of a small earthquake and leveling homes and businesses for blocks in every direction. Rescuers searched rubble early Thursday for survivors.

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