Texas Fertiliser plant explosion

18/04/2013

An explosion at a fertilser works in the town of West, Texas, has killed at least two people and injured more than 100.

“There are a lot of people that got hurt,” West Mayor Tommy Muska forewarned Wednesday night. “There are a lot of people that will not be here tomorrow.”

A massive explosion at a fertilizer plant on the edge of the town killed at least two people, wounded more than 150, leveled dozens of homes and prompted authorities to evacuate half their community of 2,800.

“It was a like a nuclear bomb went off,” Muska said. “Big old mushroom cloud.”

The Wednesday night blast shook houses 50 miles away and measured as a 2.1-magnitude seismic event, according to the United States Geological Survey.

“Fire officials fear that the number of casualties could rise as high as 60 to 70 dead, said Dr. George Smith, the emergency management system director of the city. . .

The Boston Marathon bombing was no accident it is probable that the fertilser plant accident was.

Fertiliser can contain ammonium nitrate which is also used in explosives.

 


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