Valley Mills fire department personnel walk among the remains of an apartment complex next to the fertilizer plant that exploded on Wednesday in the town of West in Texas. Photograph:  Erich Schlegel/Getty Images

Skeletons of buildings, gutted, with debris hanging off them; doors ripped off homes with twisted porches and full of rubble: after a powerful (...)

A destroyed car sits as firefighters conduct a search and rescue of an apartment complex destroyed by an explosion at a fertilizer plant in the town of West, Texas. Photograph: AP Photo/LM Otero

Investigators were last night preparing to comb through the wreckage of a Texas fertiliser plant that exploded in a ball of flames, destroying (...)

Brandon Smith removes broken glass from the West Thrift Shop in the town of West, near Waco, Texas. Photograph: Mike Stone/Reuters

Rescue workers searched the rubble of a fertilizer plant in a small Texas town today looking for missing firefighters and survivors of a huge (...)