As Many as 100 are Injured after Texas Explosion
And explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant north of Waco, Texas, has caused multiple injuries. Several buildings were reported destroyed and a nearby nursing home was damaged.
Apartment buildings in the vicinity are reporting injuries to adults and children. A number of buildings were reported to be burning, some in residential areas and evacuations were underway. Multiple ambulances and as many as a dozen helicopters have been dispatched to the area to remove the injured.
Tonya Harris of Groesbeck said in an e-mail she heard the explosion.
“My husband and l were cleaning up the kitchen after supper, and heard what we thought was someone running into our house. It shook our windows and doors. We immediately ran outside looking for the worst,” she said.
The explosion was of such a magnitude that Gulf war veteran Paul L. Manigrasso felt the blast in Waxahachie.
“Based on my Naval experience…we knew immediately what it was, but cannot believe it occurred 40 miles away,” he said.
The initial explosion was followed by a secondary. At least 100 people are injured, but the extent of those injuries has not been reported.
Columnist-The Guardian Express
Major explosion reported at fertilizer plant near Waco