Entire blocks of the town of West, Texas have been leveled by a fertilizer plant explosion that reportedly killed between five and fifteen people and injured more than 170.
More than 40 people have died as a result of Hurricane Harvey, which could cost the US more than $100 billion. The US President will return to the disaster-struck region today.
More than 30 workers have died after an explosion and fire engulfed a factory that produces packing for brands like Nestle. The father of one of the victims has filed suit against the building owner for manslaughter.
A steam pipe explosion at a power plant in China has killed at least 21 people and injured five others. The deadly blast occurred almost a year after the Tianjin chemical explosions which killed 173 people.
Flooded streets and destroyed homes are the immediate results of Harvey. But now, a toxic soup is threatening people and nature in a city known as the "oil capital of the world."
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