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West Fertilizer Co. explosion: Before and after

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Some of the effects of the explosion at the West Fertilizer Co. plant in West, Texas, which left at least 14 dead and 160 injured, are shown in these before-and-after photos.

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Before: A satellite image of West, Texas, centered on the West Fertilizer Co. plant. (Google Earth/DigitalGlobe)

After: The same spot, after the explosion, photographed on April 19. (Google Earth/DigitalGlobe)

For the record: An earlier version of this report called the West Fertilizer Co. facility a refinery. It is a plant.

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