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UPDATED: West, Texas Explosion And Fire — Latest Updates, Images, News

by David Badash on April 18, 2013

in News

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Wednesday night’s fertilizer plant fire and explosion in West, Texas, near Waco, is a huge tragedy.

Below, the latest updates as of this moment’s publishing. Number of casualties and fatalities are UNCONFIRMED.

West, Texas Explosion And Fire — Latest Updates, Images, News

Wednesday night’s fertilizer plant fire and explosion is a huge tragedy. Below the latest updates as of this moment’s publishing. Number of casualties and fatalities are UNCONFIRMED.

Storified by David Badash· Thu, Apr 18 2013 06:02:31

DEVELOPING: Following last night’s #WestTX fertilizer plant explosion, at least 10 buildings still burning. – @wfaachannel8NewsBreaker
DEVELOPING: Following #WestTX plant explosion, 6 patients in the ICU in Waco, TX. 2 of them are children. – @benstracyNewsBreaker
Between 5 and 15 people killed by blast at fertilizer plant in West, Texas, police confirm in news conference – live videoBreaking News
‘I have heard no indications that this is anything other than an accidental fire’ Waco Police Sgt. tells press following blast – live videoBreaking News
#WestTX pic.twitter.com/kvDfUEWYZyKeith Spiva
Police: Authorities still in search and rescue mode following fertilizer plant blast; at least 160 treated for injuries – live videoBreaking News
West has been in my backyard all my life. My heart is praying for thecommunity that we call home. #westtxWillie Nelson
#WestTX blast kills his dog & levels home. Volunteer (read, unpaid) fireman still runs to fire. By @HollyYanCNN: on.cnn.com/175rvuGCNN.com Writers
WATCH: New video shows devastation of deadly #WestTX fertilizer plant explosion bit.ly/11kWNJ0 pic.twitter.com/TPux3ZaFnTNewsBreaker
WATCH: New video of #WestTX fertilizer plant explosion that killed 5 to 15, injuring 150+ bit.ly/11kWNJ0 pic.twitter.com/1o2Ue6OFgZNewsBreaker
Aftermath of the explosion in #West, Texas pic.twitter.com/kq4Ep2yV1RTelegraph Pictures
West, Texas Explosion [PHOTOS] – Business InsiderFound at buff.ly/11gAMxD pic.twitter.com/l4V7JU77DzGlobal News Intel
Statement by @GovernorPerry on Incident in West: governor.state.tx.us/news/press-rel…Office of Gov Perry
This is #TX Governor Rick Perry’s statement on the #West Texas disaster: twitpic.com/ck4i17David Badash
Live Streaming Video: #West #Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion And Fire Near #Waco thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/1-live-streami… #p2 #topprog #tlot #DEM #GOPDavid Badash
Some of the workers/ 1st responders at West Explosion – watch live coverage from West right now on CBS 19/KYTX pic.twitter.com/GaC2cKnrLVkytx cbs19
Baylor University students gathered tonight in front of Waco Hall to pray for victims of the West TX plant explosion pic.twitter.com/aErqLvUeJhNewsBreaker
USGS registered 2.1 earthquake but says this substantially understates the size of the event because above-ground earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/ev…Paul Adams
RT @jayfhicks: Trooper Wilson: Plant is still smoldering. Won’t go back in. 50 – 75 homes have been destroyed. #westexplosionKWTX News 10
Images From #West #Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion And Fire, Near #Waco thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/images-from-we… #p2 #TX #topprog #tlot #DEM #GOPDavid Badash
Dozens injured in fertilizer explosion in West. Latest update: bit.ly/11f7e3y (Rod Aydelotte/Trib) twitpic.com/ck3zh7WacoTrib.com
West, Texas: Things you need to know bit.ly/YYcWYMWFAA TV
Report from DPS trooper DL Wilson likely more than 100 injured. There are some confirmed fatalities in the #west explosionWacoTrib.com
At least two people have died after explosion at Texas fertilizer plant: on.cnn.com/114pZVz Details live on @CNN TV now.CNN
RT @jayfhicks: Dr. George Smith, Director of West EMS: He believes there are 60 to 70 dead and hundreds injured.KWTX News 10
Hillcrest CEO Glenn Robinson: 61 patients treated so far. No deaths here yet. pic.twitter.com/wuCzU3M7PGLowell Brown
The worst industrial disaster in US was in Texas, fertilizer explosion, on this day in 1947 – @dannysullivan en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Cit…NewsBreaker
Hillcrest hospital patient info hotline: 254-202-1100WacoTrib.com
RT @bulariat: @Baylor has created a website w/ info about how our #Baylor family can assist our neighbors in West. baylor.edu/relief/Baylor University
#INFOGRAPHIC: Map locates West, Texas where there has been an explosion at a fertlizer plant twitpic.com/ck41lh #AFPAgence France-Presse
Update on West explosion: "…Every house within about four blocks is blown apart.” bit.ly/11f7e3yWacoTrib.com
A building in West sustained heavy damage in plant explosion. Latest: bit.ly/11f7e3y (Rod Aydelotte/Trib) twitpic.com/ck3qkqWacoTrib.com
Another shot from photog Rod Aydelotte at West explosion. Latest here: bit.ly/13jQR5S twitpic.com/ck3uljWacoTrib.com
West Mayor Tommy Muska: 6 or 7 firefighters were in the plant at the time of the explosion and not accounted for. bit.ly/174HhGdWacoTrib.com
#westexplosion PACU is full. SICU is full. Still empty beds on the wards at Hillcrest. EVERY PATIENT WHO ARRIVED AT HILLCREST IS STILL ALIVEDr. Bradford Holland
Fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas clearly visible on seismogram in Amarillo (~400mi from blast) pic.twitter.com/k7aWrwFXoj via @coreburnJascha Polet
Helicopter using field as a landing pad near community center pic.twitter.com/OiU5BEUWVJKirsten Crow
The West, Texas Fire Department. God Bless these folks. #PrayForWest pic.twitter.com/iU2ZzOvrOYTheSeventhBrat
Dear National Media: West, Texas is different than west Texas. #WestTX here’s a diagram pic.twitter.com/UDHDiFNm9CChristie
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tgflux April 18, 2013 at 2:31 am

Prayers for the victims—

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