AP PHOTOS: Blast levels neighborhood in Texas

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A person looks on as emergency workers fight a house fire after a near by fertilizer plant exploded Wednesday, April 17, 2013, in West, Texas. (AP Photo/ Waco Tribune Herald, Rod Aydelotte)

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A band of destruction extends for blocks in West, Texas, around the site where a thunderous explosion erupted at a fertilizer facility. The number of dead is still being tallied, but more than 160 were injured and dozens of homes reduced to rubble. Here are some images of the aftermath of the explosion:

 
 
 

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