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In pictures: Texas oil blast

Burning refinery

The BP refinery in Texas City caught fire after an explosion on Wednesday.

Fire engine near the refinery

Fire crews raced to the scene of the blast at one of America's biggest refineries.

Firefighters douse flames at the refinery

They managed to isolate the flames to a unit used to upgrade the quality of petrol.

Aerial view of ruined refinery

The unit itself was reduced to charred rubble.

Refinery employee waits for news

Refinery employees feared the worst for some of their fellow workers.

Refinery employee reacts to news of deaths

The death toll was at least 14 with more than 100 injured.

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