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Criminal investigation launched in West, Texas fertilizer plant explosion
First Published May 10 2013 01:33 pm • Last Updated May 10 2013 01:33 pm

Texas law enforcement officials on Friday launched a criminal investigation into the massive fertilizer plant explosion that killed 14 people last month.

Criminal investigation begun in West, Texas fertilizer plant explosion

An overhead view of the plant after the explosion. (Getty)Texas law enforcement officials on Friday launched a criminal investigation into the massive fertilizer plant explosion that killed 14 people last month.Investigators have largely treated the West Fertilizer Co. blast that killed 14 people as an industrial accident, but the Texas Department of Public Safety said in statement that the agency has now instructed the Texas Rangers and the McLennan County Sheriff's Department to conduct a criminal probe."This disaster has severely ...

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