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Old 04-17-2013, 08:52 PM  
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Massive explosion at Texas Fertilizer Plant

This apparently has just happened in the last hour... but a fertilizer plant in the town of West, Texas... near Waco, has exploded. Apparently it was felt up to 60 miles away. Some of the pictures rolling in on Twitter are insane. Looks like a volcano. Sounds like multiple buildings leveled, on fire, etc.

Edit - Link added: http://www.wacotrib.com/news/fire/up...1bafcf352.html


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Old 04-17-2013, 09:44 PM   #46
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We don't **** around down here.

Actually fertilizer is some dangerous shit.

Grain silo's blow up too, the dust.

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Old 04-17-2013, 09:46 PM   #47
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I have to run in fertilizer down in OKC later this month. I am thinking I am going to cancel.
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Old 04-17-2013, 09:47 PM   #48
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Old 04-17-2013, 09:50 PM   #49
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Ah, damn. From Yahoo: http://news.yahoo.com/police-report-...015859240.html

(Reuters) - Hundreds of people were likely injured on Wednesday in an explosion at a fertilizer plant, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety told Reuters.
The spokesman, D.L. Wilson, added that a nearby nursing home collapsed from the blast and that people were believed to be trapped inside.
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Old 04-17-2013, 09:51 PM   #50
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Old 04-17-2013, 09:52 PM   #51
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Ah, damn. From Yahoo: http://news.yahoo.com/police-report-...015859240.html

(Reuters) - Hundreds of people were likely injured on Wednesday in an explosion at a fertilizer plant, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety told Reuters.
The spokesman, D.L. Wilson, added that a nearby nursing home collapsed from the blast and that people were believed to be trapped inside.
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Old 04-17-2013, 09:57 PM   #52
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Old 04-17-2013, 09:57 PM   #53
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Old 04-17-2013, 09:58 PM   #54
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Old 04-17-2013, 09:58 PM   #55
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We don't **** around down here.

Actually fertilizer is some dangerous shit.

Grain silo's blow up too, the dust.

Remember Okla City?
ya of all things that absolutely cannot blow up. I'd think, nuclear facility would be first and then fertilizer plants might be 2nd. Damn.
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Multiple casualties in Texas fertilizer plant explosion (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

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Published time: April 18, 2013 01:32
Edited time: April 18, 2013 03:08



A massive explosion has rocked a fertilizer plant near Waco, Texas. Hundreds of people were likely injured, state official says. A nursery home was destroyed by the blast and numerous buildings were damaged.

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 spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety, D.L. Wilson, told Reuters the explosion had resulted in "probably hundreds of casualties," saying he did not know if any of those were fatalities.

The explosion destroyed a nearby nursing home with people believed to be trapped inside, he added.

Roughly 150 survivors from the damaged nursing home had been evacuated and sent to a community center outside of town, while doctors and staff of the Hillcrest Hospital have been taking in the first wave of burn victims. Fire units were draining water from community pools to use against still-burning fires.

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



Nine emergency helicopters were reported to be en route to the local high school. Emergency officials were also trying to evacuate a neighborhood near the site of the explosion. Hospital officials told CNN they were anticipating as many as 100 victims.
Police officers were seen transporting the injured in their squad cars.
Photo from twitter.com user @mariahrain14

At least 10 other buildings are on fire, including the town middle school, according to local media outlets. Every available ambulance has been dispatched while fire crews from neighboring areas have rushed to the scene.

An emergency responder requested help over local radio with a “major collapse” on a second floor where children were thought to be trapped.

Multiple commenters on RT’s story reported feeling the blast from their homes, which in some cases were located dozens of miles from the fertilizer plant.

One witness told the Waco Tribune "every house within about four blocks is blown apart.

Waco Tribune reporter Kirsten Crow posted a photo of people being treated at a local football field:

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