Us

Up to 15 killed, more than 160 injured in Texas fertilizer plant explosion
An explosion in the town of West, Texas, (video) which is about 20 miles north of Waco, killed up to 15 people and injured more than 160, authorities say. Among the damaged buildings were 50 to 75 homes, an apartment complex with about 50 units and the West Rest Haven Nursing Home.    

Perry_1

April 18: Gov. Rick Perry answers questions about the state's emergency response to the explosion and fires in West, Texas.
AP Photo/Eric Gay

Blast

April 18: The front of an apartment complex is destroyed after an explosion at a nearby fertilizer plant in West, Texas
AP Photo/LM Otero

Blast_2

April 18: The remains of the the fertilizer plant smolder in the rain in West, Texas.
AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez

Blast_3

April 18: A search and rescue dog is led through the blast zone destroyed by an explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas.
AP Photo/LM Otero

Blast_4

April 18: Firefighter conduct a search and rescue operation at an apartment destroyed by an explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas.
AP Photo/LM Otero

blast_6

April 18: A destroyed car sits as firefighters conduct a search and rescue of an apartment complex destroyed by an explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas.
AP Photo/LM Otero

fire_6

April 18: The remains of the the West Fertilizer Co. plant smolder in the rain in West, Texas.
AP Photo/Houston Chronicle

silo

April 18: The remains of a silo that was part of a fertilizer plant burns after the plant exploded Wednesday night in West, Texas.
AP Photo/LM Otero

wacoblast13

April 18, 2013: Firefighters use flashlights to search a destroyed apartment complex near a fertilizer plant that exploded earlier in West, Texas.
AP

wacoblast14

April 18, 2013: A fire burns in an apartment complex destroyed near a fertilizer plant that exploded earlier in West, Texas.

AP

wacoblast15

April 18, 2013: Firefighters us flashlights to search a destroyed apartment complex near a fertilizer plant that exploded earlier in West, Texas.
AP

West_Fire

April 18: Fire could be seen shooting to the sky from the West Fertilizer plant in the town of West, Texas.
MyFoxDFW.com

West_Hospital

Medical personnel wait for dozens of patients after a Wednesday evening explosion in West, Texas. At least 160 people were injured and up to 15 killed.
MyFoxDFW.com

West_Plant

April 18: Fire rages at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, after an explosion that registered as a magnitude 2.1 earthquake in the area, according to USGS.
MyFoxDFW.com

West_smoke

April 18: Smoke can be seen billowing from the site of a Wednesday evening explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas.
MyFoxDFW.com

West_Triage

April 18: A makeshift triage center is assembled in the middle of a local high school’s football field.

MyFoxDFW.com

West_Tx

April 18: Flames pour out of a fertilizer factory in the city of West, Texas.
MyFoxDFW.com

txplant660

April 17, 2013: An unidentified man injured by the West fertilizer plant explosion is treated by nurses from Hillcrest Baptist Medical Hospital in Waco, Texas. (AP /Waco Tribune Herald)
AP

txplant2660

April 17, 2013: A victim from the West fertilizer plant explosion is wheeled into Hillcrest Baptist Medical Hospital in Waco, Texas. (AP/Waco Tribune Herald)
AP

wacoblast1

April 17, 2013: An injured elderly person is assisted by two young males as a nursing home is evacuated after an explosion at a nearby fertilizer plant in West, Texas.
AP

wacoblast2

April 17, 2013" Emergency workers evacuate elderly from a damaged nursing home following an explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas.
AP

wacoblast3

April 17, 2013: A person looks on as emergency workers fight a house fire after a nearby fertilizer plant exploded in West, Texas.

AP

wacoblast4

April 17, 2013: A fire burns at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas after an explosion.
AP

wacoblast9

April 17, 2013: A fire burns at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas after an explosion.
AP

wacoblast5

April 17, 2013: An emergency worker walks through damaged apartment building following a fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas.
AP

wacoblast6

April 17, 2013: Rescue workers pass a damaged apartment complex after a nearby fertilizer plant exploded in West, Texas.
AP

wacoblast7

April 17, 2013: In this Instagram photo provided by Andy Bartee, a plume of smoke rises from a fertilizer plant fire in West, Texas.
AP

wacoblast8

April 17, 2013: An elderly person is assisted at a staging area at a local school stadium following an explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas.
AP

wacoblast10

April 17, 2013: A fire fighter searches a nursing home that was damaged after an explosion at a neary by fertilizer plant in West, Texas.
AP

wacoblast11

April 17, 2013: A victim from the West fertilizer plant explosion is wheeled into Hillcrest Baptist Medical Hospital in Waco, Texas.
AP

wacoblast12

April 17, 2013: Baylor University student's hold a candle light vigil outside Waco Hall for the victim's of the West fertilizer plant explosion.
AP

Fire_1

Firefighters walk next to a destroyed apartment complex near a fertilizer plant that exploded earlier in West, Texas, in this photo made early Thursday morning, April 18, 2013. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
AP Photo/LM Otero

Fire_3

A fire smokes near a fertilizer plant that exploded earlier in West, Texas, in this photo made early Thursday morning, April 18, 2013. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
AP Photo/LM Otero

fire_4

This video image porvided by KWTX-TV shows an injured woman from an explosion at a fertilizer plant near Waco Wednesday night April 17, 2013 being helped into a waiting ambulance in West Texas. The blast injured dozens of people and sent flames shooting high into the night sky, leaving the factory a smoldering ruin and causing major damage to surrounding buildings. (AP Photo/KWTX-TV)
AP Photo/KWTX-TV

fire_5

Firefighters search an area destroyed by a fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, in this photo made early Thursday morning, April 18, 2013. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
AP Photo/LM Otero

Fire_7

A firefighter walks past a pickup truck with debris from a storage shed on it at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas after an explosion Wednesday April 17, 2013. A massive explosion at the fertilizer plant near Waco on Wednesday night injured dozens of people and sent flames shooting into the night sky, leaving the factory a smoldering ruin following a blast that damaged buildings for blocks in every direction. (AP Photo/The Dallas Morning News, Michael Ainsworth) MANDATORY CREDIT; MAGS OUT; TV OUT; INTERNET USE BY AP MEMBERS ONLY; NO SALES
AP Photo/The Dallas Morning News

Up to 15 killed, more than 160 injured in Texas fertilizer plant explosion

An explosion in the town of West, Texas, (video) which is about 20 miles north of Waco, killed up to 15 people and injured more than 160, authorities say. Among the damaged buildings were 50 to 75 homes, an apartment complex with about 50 units and the West Rest Haven Nursing Home.    

More From Our Sponsors