A settlement was reached with families of some victims of a massive West, Texas fertilizer explosion that killed 15 people and levelled part of the town two years ago, according to a post on the website of McLennan County, where a trial over their claims was set to begin.
When they saw 30-foot (9-meter) flames licking the sky inside a massive fertilizer plant, firefighters in the tiny Texas town of West rushed to evacuate nearby buildings and raced to spray water on tanks of chemicals, hoping to prevent a catastrophe.
Texas law enforcement officials on Friday launched a criminal investigation into the massive fertilizer plant explosion that killed 14 people last month, after weeks of largely treating the blast as an industrial accident.
A tiny Texas town shaken by tragedy took a major step toward normalcy Monday as hundreds of students went back to school days after a fertilizer plant explosion levelled homes and killed at least 14 people.
After the massive fire and deadly explosion at the West Fertilizer Co. plant north of Waco, Texas, CTVNews.ca takes a closer look at the common chemical anhydrous ammonia, to explain what it is and the risks it poses.
A devastating explosion ripped through a West, TX fertilizer plant Wednesday, destroying not just the facility but damaging nearby buildings and residences. The impact of the blast can be seen in this interactive map.