The entire town of West, Texas is under evacuation for fear of a second explosion. Population is around 3,000.—
Justin McElroy (@j_mcelroy) April 18, 2013
The explosion of a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, has reportedly killed as many as 60-70 people. (Editor’s note: See update below.)
Now the entire town of West, Texas, is being evacuated.
The evacuation is reportedly due to fears of a second explosion and/or concerns about toxic fumes.
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Update, Thursday April 18 at 6:56 am ET:
We are seeing reports this morning that 5-15 people died in the explosion. However, it is possible that the numbers will rise once the sun rises and additional bodies are found.