Reports: TX explosion feared to have killed many, officials say - Tucson News Now

Reports: TX explosion feared to have killed many, officials say

(Source: Hawaii News Now) (Source: Hawaii News Now)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now/AP) -

A fertilizer plant explosion near Waco on Wednesday night has killed an unknown amount of people and reportedly injured more than 100 people.

An explosion ripped through a fertilizer plant around 7:50 p.m. in West, Texas, injuring many with possibly more people trapped under collapsed homes, according to officials.

A hospital in nearby Waco has been told to anticipate at least 100 injured people coming in.

A school and a nursing home are among the buildings near the plant that reportedly suffered damage.

American Red Cross crews from across Texas are being sent to the site. A triage center has been set up at a nearby football field.

The cause of the explosion was undetermined.

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