Between 5 and 15 Dead, At Least 140 Injured in Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion

According to authorities


Police say between five to fifteen people were killed and over 160 were injured in a  massive explosion at a fertilizer plant near Waco, Texas on Wednesday night.

The explosion at West Fertilizer in downtown West, a community about 20 miles north of Waco, happened around 7 p.m. and could be heard as far away as Waxahachie, 45 miles to the north. It sent flames shooting high into the night sky and rained burning embers, shrapnel and debris down on shocked and frightened residents.