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Texas plant explosion

A fertilizer plant in West, TX, near Waco, exploded Wednesday night, April 18.  The massive blast was felt for miles.

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Our colleagues at KDAF-TV in Dallas assembled this amazing montage of footage from an unprecedented week of news. From the Boston Marathon to the Ricin scare to the West, TX, fertilizer plant explosion to the flooding here in Chicago. This was a week we will remember for a long time.

Searchers continue to look for survivors of the deadly fertilizer plant explosion in West, TX. No cause has been determined yet.


A massive explosion leveled a fertilizer plant Wednesday night in the town of West, TX, near Waco, causing widespread damage. The blast caused “probably over 100 injuries” and some fatalities, according to D.L. Wilson of the Department of Public Safety at a late night press briefing, but said he could not confirm a specific number. Dozens of emergency vehicles are on the scene helping to assist and transport the injured.

Video of the moment of the explosion (contains some strong language):