AP PHOTOS: Blast levels neighborhood in Texas

Associated Press
Firefighter conduct search and rescue of an apartment destroyed by an explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, Thursday, April 18, 2013.  A massive explosion at the West Fertilizer Co. killed as many as 15 people and injured more than 160, officials said overnight.  (AP Photo/LM Otero)

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A band of destruction extends for blocks in West, Texas, around the site where a thunderous explosion erupted at a fertilizer facility. The number of dead is still being tallied, but more than 160 were injured and dozens of homes reduced to rubble. Here are some images of the aftermath of the explosion:

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