Explosion at Texas Fertilizer Plant...
Posted 17 April 2013 - 10:18 PM
WEST, Texas (Reuters) - Hundreds of people were likely injured in a fiery explosion on Wednesday night at a fertilizer plant near Waco, Texas, that damaged or destroyed numerous buildings, including a nursing home, authorities said.
The blast was reported at about 8 p.m. CDT (0100 GMT on Thursday) in West, a town of some 2,700 people about 80 miles south of Dallas and 20 miles north of Waco.
A spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety, D.L. Wilson, told Reuters the blast had resulted in "probably hundreds of casualties," saying he did not know if any of those were fatalities.
He added that a nearby nursing home collapsed from the explosion and that people were believed to be trapped inside.
(Reporting by Steve Gorman, Tim Gaynor and David Bailey; Writing by Steve Gorman; Editing by Cynthia Johnston and Peter Cooney)
Posted 18 April 2013 - 07:43 AM
what dumb fug would have their kid so close to something like that?
Posted 18 April 2013 - 07:50 AM
The energy stored in fertilizer bombs is tremendous. See OKC. Ex-military guy I once worked talked about taking some amm-nit and putting it in a Maxwell house can and using them to blow stumps out of the ground. That's a bunch of joules.
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