Live video: Explosion, injuries reported at fertilizer plant near Waco in West, Texas

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Fertilizer Plant Explosion Near Waco, Texas

A massive explosion has rocked a fertilizer plant near Waco, Texas. Rescue crews are on the scene as a number of injuries have been reported, according to local affiliate KWTX. Several buildings are thought to have been destroyed.

There were accounts of people trapped in a nearby nursing home, which had been damaged, and residents stranded in an adjacent apartment building. Initial reports indicated that at least five victims were in critical condition.

The explosion occurred around 7:50pm local time in the town of West, north of Waco. A fireball of nearly 100 feet high has been reported along with a massive power outage.

A large swath of West, Texas was “leveled” in the explosion, according to WFAA-TV Dallas reporter Jason Whitely.


Comment by guest_blog on April 18, 2013 at 12:12am

People trapped in burning buildings, dozens critically injured after explosion at fertiliser plant near Waco, Texas

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Comment by MAC on April 18, 2013 at 8:21am

Wow, good one Obama, we didn't see that coming...

Comment by HwΩΩd♪ on April 18, 2013 at 8:24am

didn't see it leaving either....think about it....all eyes off of Boston now ;)

Comment by MAC on April 18, 2013 at 8:35am

It wont be long and they will have an excuse to put us under martial law and release the HLS Foreign troops on us.

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