Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Texas explosion: 70 killed in Waco fertilizer plant explosion

Texas explosion: 70 killed in Waco fertilizer plant explosion, A Texas explosion killed between 60 and 70 people in Waco at a fertilizer plant Wednesday night, Inquisitr reports April 17. The exact number of deaths hasn't been officially confirmed, however. Hundreds are injured and first responders from Austin and Dallas have been sent to the area, FOX News reports.

Two explosions happened at the Texas fertilizer plant. Minimal information is known at this point, but there is significant structural and vehicle damage. A local football field has been set up as the staging area.

The blast took place at West Fertilizer Plant and an inferno of flames rose high into the night sky.

CNN has been cited for reporting up to 70 people may have died in the Texas explosion.

“Dr. Gorge Smith Director of West EMS believes that there are 60 to 70 dead and hundreds injured,” the report said.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry released this statement about the Waco explosions:

"We are monitoring developments and gathering information as details continue to emerge about this incident. We have also mobilized state resources to help local authorities. Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of West, and the first responders on the scene."

The story is still developing on the fertilizer plant explosions. It's unclear what would have caused the violent blasts. Several YouTube videos are circulating the Internet showing more details.

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