kpix-7-2013-masthead kcbs 7-2013-masthead

News

Up To 15 Dead, 100+ Hurt In Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion

View Comments
Flames rise from the scene where an explosion leveled a fertilizer plant in West, texas. (CBS News)

Flames rise from the scene where an explosion leveled a fertilizer plant in West, texas. (CBS News)

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

WEST, Texas (CBS) — Rescue workers searched rubble early Thursday for survivors of a fertilizer plant explosion in a small Texas town that killed as many as 15 people and injured more than 160 others. The blast left the factory a smoldering ruin and leveled homes and businesses for blocks in every direction.

The explosion in downtown West, a farming community about 20 miles north of Waco, shook the ground with the strength of a small earthquake and could be heard dozens of miles away. It sent flames shooting into the night sky and rained burning embers and debris down on shocked and frightened residents.

CLICK HERE For Complete Coverage From CBS Dallas/Fort Worth…

(Copyright 2013 CBS San Francisco. All rights reserved.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 53,828 other followers