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High school students from West, Texas, arrive for classes at a temporary facility provided by the Connally Independent School District Monday, April 22, 2013, in Waco, Texas. West students returned back to class today after a massive explosion at the West Fertilizer Co. five days ago damaged three of West's four schools, killed 14 people and injured more than 160 others. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Deadly explosion flattens buildings, but Texas town’s foundation is unbroken
First Published Apr 22 2013 10:10 am • Last Updated Apr 24 2013 10:59 am

In the aftermath of a deadly fertilizer plant blast, residents of West, Texas, pick up the pieces and children on Monday returned to school.

Deadly explosion flattens buildings, but Texas town's foundation is unbroken

A sign made of duct tape along Interstate 35 on Friday. (AP/Charlie Riedel)WEST, Texas — Boys grow up to do what their grandfathers did in this old saloon town in Central Texas. They farm the black soil for corn and radishes. They play dominos at the same bar off of Main Street. They amble past the theater that offered vaudeville shows before motion pictures came around. So when the West Fertilizer Company plant exploded Wednesday, killing at least 14 people ...

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