Updated with video: Search and rescue continues

Police in Texas say it's not clear how many people remain trapped in the rubble after a fertilizer plant explosion that killed as many as 15 people and injured more than 160 others.
Associated Press
Apr 18, 2013

 

WEST, Texas

Police in Texas say it's not clear how many people remain trapped in the rubble after a fertilizer plant explosion that killed as many as 15 people and injured more than 160 others.

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Waco Police Sgt. William Patrick Swanton says early Thursday he doesn't know how many people have been rescued since the Wednesday night explosion in downtown West.

But he says officials on the ground remain in "search and rescue mode," going building to building in the largely decimated neighborhood surrounding the plant.

He says he knows some firefighters still are missing.

Swanton says a thunderstorm that rolled through the area early Thursday has helped in some ways, including tamping down chemicals released from the plant.

 

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bullydogs1971

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Fertilizer Plant Explosion Near Waco, Texas
very intense..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?fea...!

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You have got to be kidding me??

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Notice these videos are not cropped on the sides.....look closely to the left on all these videos.....then listen to the sound on the last one....sound like a missle??? you decide? This is what people are saying...?
Texas Explosion: CAUGHT ON CAMERA Fertilizer Plant Explosion Near Waco
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more..
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