Wednesday, April 17, 2013

(VIDEO) Fertilizer Plant In West, TX (Near Waco) Explodes. 60-70 Possibly Dead?

Awful news from West, TX, which is near Waco as a fertilizer plant has exploded.

Someone caught this explosion on video as it happened.

KWKT in Waco has the following:

A hospital in Waco, Texas, has been told to anticipate 100 injured people coming in from a fertilizer plant where there was a massive explosion, an official at the medical facility says. Glenn Robinson, CEO of Hillcrest Hospital, said a field triage station was set up at the plant some 18 miles north of Waco after the Wednesday night explosion.

FOX 4 News is reporting that as many as 30 people have been taken away from scene in wheelchairs, many of them injured at a nearby nursing home.

Many of the injuries at the nursing home were from shards of glass.

There are so many injuries right now that DPS troopers are loading their patients into their units and taking them to the hospitals individually.

Residents in homes near the plant are being evacuated.
An explosion ripped through a fertilizer plant Wednesday night in West, Texas, CNN affiliate KWTX reported.

A photo of the explosion -- which reportedly happened around 7:50 p.m. (8:50 p.m. ET) -- showed a huge plume of smoke rising high into the air.

The West Fertilizer Plant is located about 20 miles north of Waco. A school and a nursing home are among the buildings near the plant.
From KWTX: EMS Director Says 60-70 Possibly Dead

Prayers for all in the area and who may be affected by this awful explosion.

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