Officials have just confirmed that a North Texas firefighter was killed in the West Fertilizer Plant explosion.
An explosion at a fertilizer plant in West killed between five and 15 people, at least, and left more than 160 others injured. The injury estimate is expected to grow once daylight breaks.
Exactly 66 years ago this week, what remains the nation’s worst industrial disaster occurred near Houston, when a series of explosions rocked a huge petrochemical complex.
Daylight arrived Thursday in the devastated town of West, along with a cold rain. For some, the daylight has only revealed more shock after a fertilizer plant exploded in the town.
A blood center that serves Central Texas hospitals says donors are greatly needed due to the massive plant explosion that has injured more than 160 people.
Despite reports of several generous Texans opening their doors to help out victims of Wednesday’s deadly explosion at West Fertilizer Company, there have been a few people walking the opposite path.
A spokeswoman says about 20 members of the Texas National Guard are on the scene of a Central Texas fertilizer plant explosion working to help first responders.
The Texas fertilizer plant where an explosion injured more than 100 people and killed an unknown number of others was cited for failing to obtain or to qualify for a permit in 2006.
The fertilizer plant explosion that rocked the town of West on Wednesday evening caused ripple effects miles away. There are reports of both people and animals, in other Texas cities, being knocked off their feet.
Residents, churches and businesses are opening their doors to those left homeless by the explosion in McLennan County, at the West Fertilizer plant.
A fertilizer plant explosion in the town of West, north of Waco, has injured hundreds and as many as 70 people are feared dead.
A Central Texas man is accused of using a “medieval-type” sword to threaten a woman trying to mediate a fight between him and his wife.