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Texas Fertilizer Plant Explodes; Several Dead – Over 100 Injuries Reported

Police are reporting that between 5 and 15 people are dead and 160 were injured after an explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, TX, just outside of Waco.

Firefighters were putting out a blaze at the plant when the explosion occurred at around 8PM.

“It was a like a nuclear bomb went off,” Mayor Tommy Muska told CNN. “Big old mushroom cloud. There are a lot of people that got hurt. There are a lot of people that will not be here tomorrow.”

West Mayor Pro-tem Steve Vanek told the Waco Tribune, when asked about the status of the firefighters who were battling the fire when the explosion took place: “I fear for the worst, but I’m praying for the best.”

Footage of plant explosion [language warning]

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