60 to 70 dead, hundreds hurt in Texas plant explosion

Thursday, 18 April 2013 - 13:12

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Some 60 to 70 people were killed and hundreds were injured by an explosion at a fertilizer plant outside Waco, Texas.

 

Dozens of homes and buildings have been destroyed, and several are still on fire.

 

Some people are thought still to be trapped in buildings and a number of firefighters are reported missing.

 

The cause was not immediately known but according to reports it was an ammonia explosion.