An explosion at a fertilizer plant in the town of West, Texas, just before 8 p.m. Wednesday injured hundreds of people in the area and has reportedly caused an undetermined number of fatalities.
Latest reports are that 50-75 homes have been damaged, and an apartment building that housed 50 units has been reduced to a skeleton. Nearby residents were evacuated due to an ammonia leak.
The story is still developing, and facts are slowly coming to light as emergency crews respond to the scene. For the latest information from KCEN, our sister station in Waco, refer to the headlines posted below: