Skip to comments.UPDATE: EMS Director Says 60 To 70 Dead In West Explosion
Posted on 04/17/2013 9:26:21 PM PDT by Nachum
WACO (April 17, 2013)--West EMS Director Dr. George Smith says as many as 60 or 70 people died and at least 100 were injured Wednesday night in a fertilizer plant explosion in West.
A rescuer earlier said he knew of five deaths.
West Mayor Tommy Muska said at a news conference however, that he doesn't yet know how many people were hurt or killed in the blast explosion.
He said there was a fire at the West Fertilizer plant before the explosion.
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Dang this is horrible.
Fertilizer ban next?
So sorry this took place. What a sad occurrence.
They sure haven’t been saying anything like that on the news this evening. It may be so horrific that they are afraid to say much of anything until they have more facts about both casualties and causes. Hope this story is wrong.
What an absolutely HORRIBLE week..first Boston..now this..unbelievable horror..just cant believe it
This is horrible.
Prayers for the families.
sad, but it makes the 3 murdered at Boston seem small.....
I wonder if bamey the boy will attend an interfaith church service in Waco...
This is just tragic. Very sad. Prayers!
Im so happy we have a caring President at this difficult time....sarcasm extreme
Uh, who in their right mind would allow a middle school, nursing home, apartments anywhere in the vicinity of a fertilizer plant knowing the energy potential involved? Holy crap. The amateur video was scary to say the least. Looked like an oversize IED going off.
“Im so happy we have a caring President at this difficult time”
As JimRob said a couple days ago, Obama is trying to do everything he can to catch the Boston bomber. He and Holder are on the golf course, searching behind every blade of grass.
I heard him say it on TV..I am hoping and praying it isn’t this bad..He was so upset...God bless the rescuers..We lost some tonight.(I’m in Waco just a few miles south..)
Of course it is being covered live still here.
This entire part of Texas is banding together to help.
Praying for all that are injured and those who mourn.
isn’t tomorrow the 20-year Anniversary of the Waco massacre?
Anyone else finding this a little spooky?
Waco - Fertilizer
There’s a link there somewhere
“It may be so horrific that they are afraid to say much of anything until they have more facts about both casualties and causes.”
When has that ever stopped the EVIL media when the facts don’t matter if it supports there leftist causes, such as Gun Control, Obama is the Messiah, ETC?
not saying it wasn’t an accident, but recall the Toulouse France fertilizer plant explosion a decade ago that had clear signs of terrorism.
“What an absolutely HORRIBLE week..first Boston..now this..unbelievable horror..just cant believe it”
This is all very sad, and it will be interesting how the Bummer and his EVIL allies in the SENATE try to politicize all this. Not as easy as going after the 2nd Amendment.
That said, the most unbelievable horror happended back in November when the most EVIL man ever to occupy the White Hut was reelected. America is on the verge of losing EVERYTHING!
It is time...Damn him to Hell, and it is time...to hold the those who voted for him, including the 25 million evangelical christians who voted for him responsible for the horror that this is for America. God is holding them responsible, it is time for the rest of us to make them the evil perps that they are.
that had to be one HUGE explosion - watch this
God be with them
It seems that Obama brings disaster with him wherever he goes..its like a dark cloud has been hovering all over this country since Obama was elected
It is a bit odds to see where Obama’s priories are.
We seem to be having a problem with Bombs not guns.
It is like evil was unleashed-I am serious
I hope none of the injured are burn victims, because that’s the worst kind of pain.
I believe it too..he is an evil man who brings evil to whatever he touches
Good Lord, only a few days from one horrific event to another. If the trend continues ... God help us for what the weekend brings :-(
RE: your comment “This entire part of Texas is banding together to help.” I’ll prove your point. From KWTX news.
To check on injured residents admitted to Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center call (254) 202-1100
For family inquiries about patients at Scott & White call (888) 394-4947
Family inquiries about patients at Providence Health Center (254) 761-7200
Central Texas Urgent Care clinics in Hewitt and Lacy Lakeview will remain open all night to treat those with minor injuries
The Extraco Events Center will be setting up to take donations starting tomorrow at 9:00 am. For information call 254-776-1660
Carter Blood Care Center will accept donations beginning at 9 a.m. Thursday in Waco
HEB Pharmacy in the Woodway area is staying open all night to help accommodate West residents who may be injured and need prescriptions filled
First Baptist Church of Lott has room for anyone needing a place to stay. Call (254) 829-2321
American Red Cross crews from across Texas were sent to the site of an explosion at a fertilizer plant near Waco where multiple injuries have been reported. Red Cross spokeswoman Anita Foster said her group is working with emergency management officials in the town of West to find a safe shelter for residents displaced from their homes.
The Aquilla ISD opened facilities for those seeking refuge. Please report to the gym entrance.
Blair’s Cove Apartments in Waco offering housing to any West residents affected by the explosion at 2425 S. 21st St. (254) 447-0810
Latham Springs Baptist Camp is open to displaced residents at 134 Private Road 223 in Aquilla
The Abbott gym is open to displaced residents
Valley mills Nursing Home has rooms available for nursing home residents if placement is needed for any of the West nursing home residents. Call 254-932-6288.
First Baptist Church of Gholson is open for anyone who needs a place to stay
Gholson ISD open for those seeking shelter
Brazos Meadows Baptist Church at 625 S. Hewitt Dr., adjacent to Castleman Creek Elementary will be open for anyone who needs a place to stay
American Legion Post 121 in Elm Mott is open for displaced residents
Sykora Family Ford in West has opened for residents who need a safe place to rest
Town Hall Estates in Hillsboro was taking in displaced residents
The Home Depot store in Bellmead will be open all night for those who need plywood, generators, etc.
Both Peas & Tots and Smarty Pants consignment stores in Waco are accepting clothing donations in all sizes for those in West
TSTC Student Recreation Center in Waco is open to take in those displaced by the explosion in West
Antioch Community Church at 501 North 20th Street in Waco is open to displaced residents
Alliance Auto Auction between Elm Mott and West on I-35 is open to anyone needing a place to stay
Axtell High School will be taking any kind of donations at the school tomorrow! Please donate anything! The PALS organization is taking all donations and will be accepting tomorrow and Friday during school
Texas Gov. Rick Perry said state resources have been mobilized to help local authorities after the explosion. The governor released a statement late Wednesday night, saying state officials are “monitoring developments and gathering information as details continue to emerge about this incident.”
no, Friday is
“I believe it too..he is an evil man who brings evil to whatever he touches”
And as far as I’m concerned Obama can stay the hell outta Texas. We don’t NEED anything from him. There is NOTHING he can do for us that we can’t do BETTER for ourselves. I am disgusted by his behavior over his stupid agenda, which is only driven by the “event-du-jour”. UMMM let’s see....he didn’t touch gun control his whole first term when he had the House and Senate, but NOOOWWWW he can use the victims of Sandy Hook....without Sandy Hook he would have nothing, and even with it, he couldn’t get anything done. He systematically is destroying our nation with Obamacare. I hope his legacy of ROT STINK follows him to his grave. And give him as many cigarettes as he wants, maybe it will shorten his life.
Ditto, what you said, from Ft Worth
It’s time for Obama, Congress and Janet to go.
Actually no...What they need to do is stay away from this...
Texas does not need any Federal government “help”...Like they would be able to do anything anyway for anyone...
We got this...Thank you very much...We (Texas) will advise (the Feds) when the time is appropriate...
Until then, [expletive deleted]...
Got that right. You should see the dog and pony show on CSpan 2 regarding Syrian Civil War between Chuck Hagel and the Senate Democrats of the Armed Services Committee.
Horrible horrible news.
I thought diesel fuel had to be mixed with AN to make a bomb, and need an impact igniter. An earlier report I read said water would do the same thing. Yikes.
The Texas City disaster was the deadliest industrial accident in U.S. history. The incident took place on April 16, 1947, and began with a mid-morning fire on board the French-registered vessel SS Grandcamp which was docked in the Port of Texas City. The fire detonated approximately 2,300 tons of ammonium nitrate and the resulting chain reaction of fires and explosions killed at least 581 people, including all but one member of the Texas City fire department. These events also triggered the first ever class action lawsuit against the United States government, under the then-recently enacted Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA), on behalf of 8,485 victims.
I agree with what you say; but I stand with what I said.
You think Obama will visit Texas after Boston?
local TV news saying 5-15 dead
which is a lot better than 60 to 70
not news worthy for MSLSD, they’re talking guns and background checks all morning, to them it’s a bunch of southern republican voters , mainly white in a small town so it’s not worth covering.
Boston on the other hand is awful as is the failed background checks.
How can anyone take the radical left wing nut networks seriously and call them serious news is beyond me
bammy and his admin as well as MSLSD are talking about the cowards who never voted for their gun bill, calling them names, calling NRA are traitors, TX is a southern state, a red state, with a small town and they couldn’t careless about southerners, midwestern more southern small towns or the lives which are lost.
To them it’s not Boston, Chicago or NY city so they don’t care
nope, Boston is a northern liberal yuppie elitist city though mostly white people,
TX is a southern republican state and this happened in a small town made up of mostly white people.
MSLSD has not even covered the explosion , instead they’re talking about the failed gun bill and going nuts about it
My earlier question was rhetorical.
I'm wondering if somebody may have misheard "16 - 17" and reported it as "60 - 70".
Sure, no prob...