Thursday, March 24, 2005


Huge blast rocks Texas oil plant

`A huge explosion at an oil refinery in Texas has killed at least 14 and injured more than 70.

The blast took place at a facility owned by British-owned company BP in Texas City. [..]

Texas City resident Mike Martin described “a real loud explosion, like a sonic boom”.

“It shook the pictures bad enough to where it knocked them off the wall. And it frightened me, so I jumped out of bed.”

Judith Mantell, 62, told the Houston Chronicle the blast lifted her vehicle off the ground at her home five miles (8km) away.’

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