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Five to 15 people killed in Texas fertilizer plant blast

English.news.cn   2013-04-18 18:08:08            

Video>> Eyewitnesses account of Texas explosion

A huge explosion occurred at a fertilizer plant Wednesday night in the U.S. state of Texas, likely causing heavy casualties, U.S. media reported. (Xinhua)

WEST, Texas, April 18 (Xinhua) -- Between five and 15 people were killed and more than 160 were hurt in a fertilizer factory blast in the U.S. state of Texas on Wednesday, local police said Thursday.

The explosion happened around 7:50 p.m. local time (0050 GMT Thursday) at a fertilizer plant in West, a small town 320 kilometers north of Houston.

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Editor: Wang Yuanyuan
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