Look back: Deadly Texas plant blast devastates town

Published: Apr 18 2013 07:54:08 AM EDT   Updated On: Apr 17 2014 08:21:09 AM EDT

One year ago, an enormous explosion at a West, Texas, fertilizer plant claimed 15 lives while destroying 120 homes and damaging 200 others across 37 blocks. Take a look back at images of the devastation.

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An April 17, 2013, fire and explosion at West Fertilizer Co. killed 15 people and devastated the small town of West, Texas.

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