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Texas plant explosion kills 14, devastates town

POSTED: 04:54 AM PDT Apr 18, 2013    UPDATED: 09:08 AM PDT May 10, 2013 

Authorities are launching a criminal investigation into the April 17 fertilizer distribution facility explosion in West, Texas, which killed 14 people and devastated the small town.

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The blast happened about 20 minutes after the first report of a fire at the fertilizer facility. It registered on seismographs as a magnitude-2.1 earthquake and could be felt 50 miles away.

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