Haberlerle İngilizce: Texas blast investigation
The authorities in the town of West in Texas are continuing to investigate what caused the blast at a fertiliser factory, which is now known to have killed 14 people and injured dozens more. The area surrounding the plant is still sealed off by police.
Reporter: Alastair Leithead
With the search and rescue operation now winding down, the authorities in West are focussing on ensuring there are no hazardous chemicals remaining on the site, which could be a threat to the public.
They are also trying to establish exactly what caused the fire and the explosion that followed it. There is little left of the factory or dozens of houses that bore the brunt of the blast.
Police are expected to start allowing residents back into the restricted area in the next 24 hours so people can see what's left of their homes and possessions.
search and rescue operation: arama kurtarma operasyonu
winding down: hız keserken
ensuring: emin olmak; sağlama almak
hazardous chemicals: tehlikeli kimyasal maddeler
threat: tehdit, olası tehlike
to establish: saptamak
dozens: düzinelerce (burada:"onlarca kişi" anlamında)
bore the brunt: (burada: patlamadan) en fazla etkilenen
restricted: sınırlanmış, yasaklı