60 to 70 dead, hundreds hurt in Texas plant explosion

Thursday, 18 April 2013 - 13:12


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.