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Rail car with ammonium nitrate didn't cause Texas blast: fire official

A rail car filled with extremely hazardous ammonium nitrate did not cause the fiery explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant, investigators said on Tuesday, in their first statement ruling out possible sources of the deadly blast six days ago.


As many as 15 dead, 160 wounded in fertilizer explosion in Texas

Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion - LA Times

Even as as President Obama pledged federal assistance to the devastated community, morning rainfall was hampering search and rescue efforts Thursday at the site of the West, Texas, fertilizer plant explosion, which killed as many as 15 people and injured 160.


55 dead, 38 injured in Nigeria truck crash

At least 55 people were killed and 38 injured when a truck carrying fertilizer crashed into a crowd of people in Nigeria's Kogi state, a federal official told CNN.


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