This is very sad news but authorities confirmed that at least five to 15 people had died, shortly before 5 a.m they were still saying they did not have an official total. They have said they expect to find more bodies as they continue to search the area. West, Texas is a town of about 2,800 people some 80 miles south of Dallas. Two emergency personnel had been killed and also three to five firefighters, one police officer who have been reported as missing had died in the explosion.
What started out as a fire turned into a huge explosion at a fertilizer plant rocked the town of West, north of Waco, causing multiple injuries and leaving people trapped and buildings on fire.