Hot Air ^ | April 17, 2013 | AllahpunditPosted on Thursday, April 18, 2013 1:23:03 AM by 2ndDivisionVet
Unbelievable:West EMS Director Dr. George Smith says as many as 60 or 70 people died and hundreds were injured Wednesday night in a fertilizer plant explosion in West.A rescuer earlier said he knew of five deaths.Meanwhile, emergency crews were pulling back late Wednesday night because of concerns about the possibility of a second explosion…
The fire started in an anhydrous ammonia tank and spread to the building, authorities said.It gets worse and worse. More than 60 people are in the hospital, 44 in serious condition. Among the dead, per CNN, are five firefighters and one cop.
The explosion apparently sent fire onto the local middle school and … a nursing home. I’m afraid of what I’ll see when I open up news websites in the morning.If you’re having trouble imagining how big a blast is needed to do that sort of damage, here you go.
No one dies on camera but the video’s profoundly distressing, needless to say. Proceed with caution.VIDEO-AT-LINKUpdate:
Another vivid gauge of the power of the explosion.TWEET W/PHOTO AT LINKExcerpt Read more at hotair.com …