Huge Explosion At Texas Fertilizer Plant

Last night, a fire broke out at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas (near Waco). About 20 minutes after firefighters arrived to fight the blaze, the plant exploded. The blast was felt as far as 70 miles away. Authorities still don’t know how many fatalities there are, but confirm over 160 are injured and dozens of homes have been destroyed. After the jump, a YouTube video of the fire and subsequent blast that’s gone viral. It’s shot by a father who was filming the blaze from his car. His child is in the car and the blast is so loud and huge that her hearing is immediately affected. Warning: It’s deeply upsetting. Our thoughts are with the people of West, Texas. [CNN]