These are the remains of a fertilizer plant after an explosion destroyed it in the town of West, near Waco, Texas. The deadly explosion ripped through the fertilizer plant late on Wednesday, killing an as yet unknown number of people and injuring more than 100 people, leveling dozens of homes and damaging other buildings including a school and nursing home

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The remains of a fertilizer plant burn after an explosion at the plant in the town of West, near Waco, Texas early April 18, 2013. The deadly explosion ripped through the fertilizer plant late on Wednesday, injuring more than 100 people, leveling dozens of homes and damaging other buildings including a school and nursing home, authorities said. REUTERS/Mike Stone

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The remains of a fertilizer plant burn after an explosion at the plant in the town of West, near Waco, Texas. MIKE STONE/REUTERS

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The remains of a fertilizer plant burn after an explosion at the plant in the town of West, near Waco, Texas. MIKE STONE/REUTERS

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A vehicle is seen near the remains of a fertilizer plant burning after an explosion at the plant in the town of West, near Waco, Texas. MIKE STONE/REUTERS

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Vehicles are seen near the remains of a fertilizer plant burning after an explosion at the plant in the town of West, near Waco, Texas. MIKE STONE/REUTERS

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The remains of a fertilizer plant burn after an explosion at the plant in the town of West, near Waco, Texas. MIKE STONE/REUTERS

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A vehicle is seen near the remains of a fertilizer plant burning after an explosion at the plant in the town of West, near Waco, Texas. MIKE STONE/REUTERS

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Smoke rises as water is sprayed at the burning remains of a fertilizer plant after an explosion at the plant in the town of West, near Waco, Texas. MIKE STONE/REUTERS

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A chemical trailer sits among the remains of a fertilizer plant burning after an explosion at the plant in the town of West, near Waco, Texas. MIKE STONE/REUTERS

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The remains of a fertilizer plant burn after an explosion at the plant in the town of West, near Waco, Texas. MIKE STONE/REUTERS

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The remains of a fertilizer plant burn after an explosion at the plant in the town of West, near Waco. MIKE STONE/REUTERS

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The remains of a fertilizer plant burn after an explosion at the plant in the town of West, near Waco. MIKE STONE/REUTERS

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The remains of a fertilizer plant burn after an explosion at the plant in the town of West, near Waco. MIKE STONE/REUTERS

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A damaged vehicle is seen after an explosion at a fertilizer plant in the town of West, near Waco. MIKE STONE/REUTERS

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Debris is seen after an explosion at a fertilizer plant burn in the town of West, near Waco. MIKE STONE/REUTERS

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The remains of a fertilizer plant burn after an explosion at the plant in the town of West, near Waco. MIKE STONE/REUTERS

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Waco Police spokesperson William Swanton speaks at a media conference regarding an explosion at a fertilizer plant in the town of West, near Waco. MIKE STONE/REUTERS

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Waco Police spokesperson William Swanton speaks at a media conference regarding an explosion at a fertilizer plant in West Texas. MIKE STONE/REUTERS

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A sign rests on a sidewalk amid shattered glass after an explosion at a fertilizer plant in the town of West, near Waco. MIKE STONE/REUTERS

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A building shows the damage after a massive explosion at a fertilizer plant in the town of West, near Waco. MIKE STONE/REUTERS

Apr 18, 2013