Huge blast at Texas fertilizer plant kills at least 15

The Texas EMS director believes that number will climb to as many as 70. Reuters has the details: A fiery explosion tore through a fertilizer plant and leveled dozens of homes in a small Texas town late on Wednesday, killing as many as 15 people, injuring more than 160 others and spewing toxic fumes that forced the evacuation of half the community, authorities said. [...] Firefighters had been battling the fire and evacuating nearby residences and a nursing home for about 20 minutes before the explosion occurred. Ground motion from the blast, triggered by a fire of unknown origin at the West Fertilizer Co plant, registered as a magnitude 2.1 seismic tremor and created a jolt felt in Dallas and beyond, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. Waco Police Sergeant W. Patrick Swanton said investigators would examine whether the blaze was the result of foul play or a chemical reaction, adding that the blast site was being treated as a crime scene for the time being. ...(Read Full Post)

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