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West, Texas Rocked by Fertilizer Plant Explosion!

Posted by on Apr. 17, 2013 at 10:57 PM
Jes
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(CNN) - An explosion ripped through a fertilizer plant Wednesday night in West Texas and may have caused dozens of injuries, officials said.

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

A photo after 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, CNN affiliate KWTX reported.
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Mommy_of_Riley
by Jes on Apr. 17, 2013 at 10:57 PM
Link:
http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/17/us/texas-explosion/index.html
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Starryeyez_01
by Member on Apr. 17, 2013 at 10:58 PM

Nursing home nearby collapsed with peope trapped inside :-( 

ausomezombie2.0
by Member on Apr. 17, 2013 at 10:59 PM
:-( oh no
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Mommy_of_Riley
by Jes on Apr. 17, 2013 at 11:12 PM
I used to live in Waco... This is so sad and scary...
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Mommy_of_Riley
by Jes on Apr. 17, 2013 at 11:16 PM
So far 10 buildings are on fire including a nursing home and a middle school.
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Mommy_of_Riley
by Jes on Apr. 17, 2013 at 11:16 PM
This is local news for me... We live an hour and a half north and we could see the smoke.
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Mommy_of_Riley
by Jes on Apr. 17, 2013 at 11:17 PM
They were shown evacuating the elderly but now they're evacuating the entire town.

Quoting Starryeyez_01:

Nursing home nearby collapsed with peope trapped inside :-( 

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rfurlongg
by on Apr. 17, 2013 at 11:17 PM
Wow. Hope there are no fatalities. Do they know what caused it?
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carlyshort
by on Apr. 17, 2013 at 11:23 PM
What caused it?
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Mommy_of_Riley
by Jes on Apr. 17, 2013 at 11:27 PM
No reported fatalities yet... But a nursing home collapsed in the explosion as did other buildings.

Quoting rfurlongg:

Wow. Hope there are no fatalities. Do they know what caused it?
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