#1 Many feared dead as huge blast rips through Texas04-18-2013, 01:11 AM
An explosion at a fertilizer plant near Waco has reportedly left dozens of people dead, hundreds injured and caused a nursing home to collapse, trapping residents inside.
The blast at the plant in West, Texas at 7.50pm (CST) on Wednesday left fires burning as a three-mile radius around the blast zone has been evacuated amid fears of a secondary explosion.
Firefighters, who are all volunteers in West, have rushed to the scene of the huge inferno. Six or seven fire crew are unaccounted for following the blast.
Victims with blast wounds and lacerations were being taken to local hospitals in Waco. Up to 200 people are injured, some 40 critically and two are currently undergoing surgery. Two children have been transported to a nearby pediatrics' unit and nine flown to a specialist burn unit in Dallas.
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04-18-2013, 08:01 AMBy Josh Levs and Lateef Mungin, CNN
updated 7:31 AM EDT, Thu April 18, 2013
(CNN) -- A massive blast at a fertilizer plant Wednesday night killed an estimated five to 15 people, wounded more than 160, and damaged 50 to 60 homes in a 5-block area, officials in West, Texas said Thursday.
The casualty count could spike to 60 or 70, said Dr. George Smith, the city's emergency management system director.
The blast shook houses 50 miles away and measured as a 2.1-magnitude seismic event, according to the United States Geological Survey.
"It was like a nuclear bomb went off," Muska said. "Big old mushroom cloud."
Holy Crap!!May the FORCE be with you!
04-18-2013, 08:45 AM
The morning news shows had footage of the explosion/fireball filmed by people near the site. It looked terrifying.
04-18-2013, 10:07 AM
That is devistating. Latest reports are that 15 are dead, and over 160 are injured. I am praying for the victims and thier famiies...As well as the town and surrounding area.
I love my God, my country, my flag, and my troops ....
04-18-2013, 09:25 PM
Looting after the explosion:
O'Reilly was interviewing a Sheriff about the aftermath of the blast and asked the
man about reports of some looting.
The Sheriff confirmed there had been some and then said..."it had been dealt with".
Now a Libtard would have followed that up with something like..."Well Sheriff, what does that mean??? Did you deprive any citizen of their rights???"
Mr. O just ended the interview. Conservatives already know the answer...May the FORCE be with you!
04-18-2013, 10:05 PM
Joe Berti is one lucky guy....
AP Story so link only.Solve a man's problem with violence and help him for a day. Teach a man how to solve his problems with violence, help him for a lifetime - Belkar Bitterleaf
04-18-2013, 11:22 PM
Still don't know about a couple of friends up there, so far no one I know is hurt. some vehicle and home damage but not severe on those.
West - The home of Authentic Kolaches like they made way back home.It's not how old you are, it's how you got here.
It's been a long road and not all of it was paved.
A man is but a product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes. Gandhi
Originally Posted by Carol
04-19-2013, 08:56 AM
The mayor was on the news this morning telling people that they have enough donated diapers, please send money, so they can replace their fire trucks asap. It's a small town and 3 of their trucks were destroyed in the blast.
I'm sure that you can still donate to charities that will help the people in West. I'm pretty sure the Salvation Army is there to help, they always are.
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