Posted: Apr 18, 2013 1:04 AM by ASSOCIATED PRESS
Updated: Apr 25, 2013 8:56 AM
WEST, Texas (AP) - Officials say it'll be some time before they know how many people have been killed in a fertilizer plant explosion in the town of West, Texas.
Firefighters were already at the plant battling a fire when the explosion happened Wednesday night. It was so strong it could be felt from 45 miles away, and sent flames shooting high into the night sky, raining burning embers, shrapnel and debris.
Officials say more than 100 people have been injured.
The explosion has also leveled buildings for blocks in every direction. Al Vanek, a city council member, says a four-block area around the explosion "is totally decimated."
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