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In pictures: Texas fertiliser plant explosion

April 18, 2013

An undetermined number of people had been killed, and that the death toll was expected to rise as search teams combed through the rubble of the demolished plant and surrounding homes. AP Photo / The Dallas Morning News / Michael Ainsworth
An undetermined number of people had been killed, and that the death toll was expected to rise as search teams combed through the rubble of the demolished plant and surrounding homes.  AP Photo / The Dallas Morning News / Michael Ainsworth
50 to 75 homes were damaged by the explosion and a fire that followed, and that a nearby 50-unit apartment complex had been reduced to “a skeleton standing up”. Muska put the number of destroyed homes at between 60 and 80. Waco Tribune Herald / Rod A???
50 to 75 homes were damaged by the explosion and a fire that followed, and that a nearby 50-unit apartment complex had been reduced to “a skeleton standing up”. Muska put the number of destroyed homes at between 60 and 80.  Waco Tribune Herald / Rod A???
Elderly residents are evacuated. AP Photo/ Waco Tribune Herald / Rod Aydelotte
Elderly residents are evacuated. AP Photo/ Waco Tribune Herald / Rod Aydelotte
This video image porvided by KWTX-TV shows some of the injured from the explosion. KWTX-TV / AP Photo
This video image porvided by KWTX-TV shows some of the injured from the explosion. KWTX-TV / AP Photo
A person looks on as emergency workers fight a house fire. AP Photo / Waco Tribune Herald / Rod Aydelotte
A person looks on as emergency workers fight a house fire. AP Photo / Waco Tribune Herald / Rod Aydelotte
133 people had been evacuated from the badly damaged nursing home, but it was not immediately clear how many of them were hurt. KWTX-TV / AP Photo
133 people had been evacuated from the badly damaged nursing home, but it was not immediately clear how many of them were hurt. KWTX-TV / AP Photo
A deadly explosion ripped through a Texas fertiliser plant near Waco late on Wednesday, injuring more than 100 people, leveling dozens of homes and damaging other buildings including a school and nursing home, authorities said. Waco Tribune Herald / Rod A???
A deadly explosion ripped through a Texas fertiliser plant near Waco late on Wednesday, injuring more than 100 people, leveling dozens of homes and damaging other buildings including a school and nursing home, authorities said. Waco Tribune Herald / Rod A???
Rescue workers gather near a damaged apartment complex. AP Photo/ Waco Tribune Herald / Rod Aydelotte
Rescue workers gather near a damaged apartment complex. AP Photo/ Waco Tribune Herald / Rod Aydelotte
In this Instagram photo provided by Andy Bartee, a plume of smoke rises from a fertiliser plant fire in West, Texas. Andy Bartee / AP Photo
In this Instagram photo provided by Andy Bartee, a plume of smoke rises from a fertiliser plant fire in West, Texas. Andy Bartee / AP Photo
hospital in the nearby town of Waco has been told to expect up to 100 injured people, media reports said. Buildings near the plant included a school and a retirement home. Larry W Smith / EPA
hospital in the nearby town of Waco has been told to expect up to 100 injured people, media reports said. Buildings near the plant included a school and a retirement home.  Larry W Smith / EPA
The remains of a fertiliser plant burn after an explosion at the plant. Mike Stone / Reuters
The remains of a fertiliser plant burn after an explosion at the plant.  Mike Stone / Reuters
The remains of a fertiliser plant after an explosion at the plant in the town of West, near Waco, Texas. Mike Stone / Reuters
The remains of a fertiliser plant after an explosion at the plant in the town of West, near Waco, Texas. Mike Stone / Reuters