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Information hotline: 254-202-1100 - Call for any information on loved ones who are affected by this event.
No details on the cause, however no suspicious motives have been considered. This is seemly an unfortunate accident.
West is being evacuated as of 12:00am (Local time)
75-100 buildings damaged and leveled due to the explosion.
A second tank is under threat from exploding with 200,000 pounds of anhydrous ammonia (Thanks to darthn3ss and cjbest).
The triage center has been moved inside after danger from poisonous gases and further explosions.
A press conference held by D.L. Wilson (Department of Public Safety) in West Texas reports West requires no more help. 'Tremendous injuries with confirmed fatalities'.
An Apartment building with 50 apartments is now 'just skeleton standing there' and the nursing home ' 133 has been evacuated with unknown injuries'
A blood drive is being held tomorrow morning at 9:00 am - Look to your local medical centers for more information.
A no fly zone of 3 miles around the plant has been enforced by the FAA.
The plant is smoldering with fumes around.
Homes have been damaged. Reports indicate smashed windows, collapsed walls and ceilings.
Reports of feeling the shock wave from 50 miles away.
Some stations reporting 200 injured, 50-70 dead.
Hill Crest hospital has seen over 100 victims, lesser injuries luckily.