Urgent: Five to 15 people killed in Texas fertilizer plant blast

April 18, 2013 10:19 pm 

WEST, Texas, April 18 — Between five and 15 people were killed and more than 160 were hurt in a fertilizer factory blast in the U.S. state of Texas on Wednesday, local police said Thursday.

The explosion happened around 7:50 p.m. local time (0050 GMT Thursday) at a fertilizer plant in West, a small town 320 kilometers north of Houston. (PNA/Xinhua)

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